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Day 5: Sam Altman To Return To OpenAI As CEO

Follow live blogging coverage of Sam Altman's exit as OpenAI CEO to find out if he returns to OpenAI, moves to Microsoft, or surprises everyone.

Day 5: Sam Altman To Return To OpenAI As CEO

On Friday, OpenAI’s board announced Sam Altman’s departure as CEO and appointed CTO Mira Murati as interim leader.

“The board of directors of OpenAI, Inc, the 501(c)(3) that acts as the overall governing body for all OpenAI activities, today announced that Sam Altman will depart as CEO and leave the board of directors. Mira Murati, the company’s chief technology officer, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately.”

On Tuesday, they agreed for Altman to return as CEO with a new board.

OpenAI and Microsoft have made headlines in the tech industry in the last two weeks.

  • On November 6, at DevDay, Altman introduced custom GPTs and a monetized GPT store. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined him to announce a deeper partnership.
  • On November 15, Microsoft announced the integration of GPTs and plugins into its services.
  • On November 19, the OpenAI board removed Altman as CEO.
  • On November 20, Nadella announced Altman, Brockman, and other OpenAI colleagues would join Microsoft.

In addition, most OpenAI employees have signed a letter asking the board to resign.

Follow the fifth day of coverage or explore the timeline of events from when the shakeup started to today.

Sam Altman To Return As OpenAI CEO

OpenAI has reached a tentative agreement for Sam Altman to reassume the CEO position, with a newly formed board. The organization is currently collaborating to finalize the details and expresses gratitude for the patience shown during this process.

OpenAI Announces New ChatGPT Update

In its first post since the leadership transition announcement, OpenAI announced the availability of voice features for all ChatGPT users.

Other OpenAI team members hinted at more updates to come.

Will Altman Join Microsoft Or Return To OpenAI?

According to Bloomberg sources, negotiations are underway between Altman and the OpenAI board. What do you think will happen?

Website Traffic For ChatGPT Remains Consistent

website traffic analytics from similarweb for chatgptScreenshot from Similarweb, November 2023

Featured image: MeSSrro/Shutterstock

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Day 5: Sam Altman To Return To OpenAI As CEO

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