OpenAI staff demand board resign over Sam Altman sacking

They also demand Mr Altman's reinstatement

But Mr Altman now has a job at Microsoft and seems to want to stay. He and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella see OpenAI's success as vital, he added.he sacking on Friday of a man who is one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence (AI) shocked the tech world.
Sam Altman
Sam Altman
The letter's hundreds of signatories, who include senior staff, say they may themselves resign if their demands are not met. They also state that Microsoft, the biggest investor in OpenAI, has assured them that there are jobs for all OpenAI staff if they want to join the company. In an interview with CNBC, Mr Nadella said he was open to working with OpenAI or working with the OpenAI employees who come to Microsoft.

At this point… it's very, very clear that something has to change around the governance [at OpenAI]," he added, saying the firms would be in dialogue about this. Evan Morikawa, an engagement manager at OpenAI, posted on X - formerly Twitter - that 743 of the company's 770 workers had put their names to the letter. One of the notable people to sign the letter is OpenAI's chief scientist, Ilya Sutskever - despite being a member of the board which now finds itself under fire.

Writing on X, he said that he had made a mistake.

"Now I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions. I never intended to harm OpenAI. I love everything we've built together and I will do everything I can to reunite the company", he posted.

source: bbc 

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