Sam Altman is set to return as CEO of OpenAI after reaching a preliminary agreement. This decision follows a series of dramatic events and in-depth discussions about the startup’s future, a major player in the AI industry. Altman had been unexpectedly dismissed but quickly transitioned to a role at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) as the head of AI research, along with Greg Brockman, OpenAI’s former President, and other colleagues.
The establishment of a new initial board at OpenAI, featuring Bret Taylor as the chair and members like Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo, marks a significant change in leadership. Altman expressed his dedication to OpenAI and its mission on a social media platform, noting his brief move to Microsoft was initially seen as the best option for him and his team. However, with the support of the new board and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, he looks forward to his return to OpenAI and further strengthening their partnership with Microsoft.