In recent developments, OpenAI employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the company’s decision to dismiss co-founder Sam Altman. A large number of staff members have threatened to leave the company in response and have expressed interest in joining Microsoft if the board of directors does not resign.
The board of directors has been criticized by senior officials, including Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever and Top Executive Mira Murati, for removing Altman from his position. More than 500 workers support the sentiment expressed in a letter from a total of 770 OpenAI staff members.
Microsoft has assured the employees that there are positions available for all OpenAI staff members who decide to join their new subsidiary. Despite pressure from Microsoft and other investors, OpenAI has appointed a new CEO, Emmett Shear, to replace Altman.
OpenAI has defended its decision about Altman, stating that his behavior and lack of transparency undermined the board’s ability to effectively oversee the company. However, Shear denied reports that Altman had been fired over security concerns related to AI technology use.
Microsoft has invested over $10 billion in OpenAI and has implemented the technology developed by the startup in its own products. The company remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and is confident in its product roadmap. Generative AI platforms like ChatGPT are powered by large amounts of data, allowing them to answer questions in human-like language and generate images or create sounds and expressions.
In conclusion, it appears that there is a significant rift within OpenAI between those who supported Sam Altman’s removal and those who want him back as CEO. While Microsoft may be able to provide positions for some of these employees if they choose to leave OpenAI, it remains unclear how many will actually make the move.