Companies Microsoft Corp FollowOpenai LLC FollowNov 20 (Reuters) - Sam Altman will not return as the CEO of OpenAI and ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear will become the new interim boss, The Information reported on Sunday, citing board director Ilya Sutskever's statement to the company's staff.
The report said distraught employees "streamed out" of OpenAI headquarters in San Francisco shortly after the decision was announced internally.
[1/2]Sam Altman, CEO of Microsoft-backed OpenAI and ChatGPT creator speaks during a talk at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel June 5, 2023.
The appointment of Shear also means that Murati will not stay as the interim CEO, the report said.
If Altman returns to OpenAI, Microsoft (MSFT.O), its biggest backer, is considering taking a role on the board, the Information reported on Sunday, citing two people familiar with the talks.
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