Now we know why Open AI’s board fired him. Honestly can’t fault them. If Altman was going to leave with key staff anyway, why don’t just fire him? Its a lost cause.

  • HeartyBeast
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    That’s uncharacteristically sloppy reporting from The Observer. No indication as to who the source of this allegation is.

  • snoweA
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    It doesn’t say the new venture was a competitor. People like Altman (and the rest of the board) start other companies all the time. Altman literally runs YCombinator already. This article is just bad.

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      What an absolutely disrespectful comment about someone that attended Dartmouth’s engineering school, worked at Goldman Sachs, an aerospace engineering contractor, Tesla, a tech startup that had a successful exit, and has been the CTO of OpenAI for 5 years. Somehow none of that matters because while she was able to do all that, she also might have given birth to and raised a child?

      I think you need to reevaluate how you see the world.

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    To add to the confusion over the future of one of the world’s most potentially valuable technology firms, a report by the Verge on Saturday night claimed that the OpenAI board was in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO, just a day after he was ousted.

    OpenAI staff were later told by the chief operating officer, Brad Lightcap, in an internal company memo his sacking was over a “breakdown in communication between Sam and the board”, and not “malfeasance or anything related to our financial, business, safety, or security/privacy practices”.

    Last year, it launched ChatGPT, a text-based AI-powered tool that allows users to enter prompts and receive human-like responses and is now used by millions.

    Earlier in November, he was one of 100 delegates who travelled to Bletchley Park for the UK’s AI summit, where he met Rishi Sunak.

    This was the board doing its duty to the mission of the non-profit, which is to make sure that OpenAI builds AGI [artificial general intelligence] that benefits all of humanity,” he said, according to The Information.

    The changes at OpenAI have shocked the wider sector, with one investment advisory firm describing them as an “earthquake”, a “soap opera” and a “Netflix documentary in the making”.


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