738 employees riot and demand by letter that Sam Altman return as CEO

Everything seemed resolved in the grotesque situation that has been experienced with the dismissal of Sam Altman by OpenAI and its subsequent signing by Microsoft, but nothing of that. How they reveal en Wireda surprise mutiny on board the artificial intelligence company threatens to leave it without 70% of its staff.

That the board of directors resign. In an open letter signed by 738 of OpenAI’s 770 employees [cifra actualizada, la pr├íctica totalidad se ha sumado a la iniciativa] has gone demand the resignation of the board of directors. “The board process by which you fired Sam Altman and caused the resignation of Greg Brockman has jeopardized all of this work and undermined our mission and our company,” they explain. “His conduct has made it clear that you did not have the ability to oversee OpenAI.”

Ilya Sutskever asks for forgiveness. So much Bloomberg as Financial Times have revealed data according to which one of the main instigators of the “coup” at OpenAI was Ilya Sutskever, its Chief Scientist, who seemed concerned about the security of these models. A few minutes ago Sutskever indicated in X that he “deeply felt my involvement in the board’s actions” and would try to “do everything possible to bring the company back together.” Sam Altman I quoted him including three heart emojisas if accepting those apologies.

Mira Murati joins the petition. The engineer who was appointed interim CEO of the company After Altman’s dismissal, he soon showed his support for his former boss and tried to encourage his return to the company on Saturday, hours after the news of his dismissal broke. She is another of the signatories of that open letter that has been shared by journalists like Kara Swisher.

Emmet Shear, in a terrible position. OpenAI’s board of directors on Sunday appointed Emmet Shear, former CEO of Twitch, as the company’s new interim CEO (but not just CEO), and he posted a long message on with the action plan that he had in mind to implement in his first 30 days at the head of OpenAI. He finished by saying “it’s one in the morning and I’ll get back to this tomorrow.” At this moment he is probably finding out about this unique mutiny on board, but at the moment he has not shared comments on X or other media.

Employees threaten to join Microsoft. In the open letter the employees threaten the board of directors that “Microsoft has assured us that there are jobs for all OpenAI employees in its new subsidiary if we decide to join it.”

The letter. The open letter translated and in full is as follows:

“To the Board of Directors of OpenAI,

OpenAI is the world’s leading AI company. We, the employees of OpenAI, have developed the best models and taken the field to new frontiers. Our work on AI safety and governance shapes global standards. The products we have created are used by millions of people around the world. Until now, the company we work for and love has never been in such a strong position.

The process through which you fired Sam Altman and caused Greg Brockman to resign from the board has jeopardized all of this work and undermined our mission and our company. His conduct has made it clear that they did not have the necessary capacity to oversee OpenAI.

When we all unexpectedly learned of their decision, OpenAI’s management team acted quickly to stabilize the company. They listened carefully to your concerns and tried to cooperate with you in all aspects. Despite numerous requests for specific facts for their allegations, they never provided any written evidence. Furthermore, they increasingly realized that they were not capable of carrying out their duties and that they were negotiating in bad faith.

The management team suggested that the most stable path forward – the one that would best serve our mission, company, stakeholders, employees and public – would be for you to resign and put in place a qualified board that could steer the company with stability. Management worked with you day and night to find a mutually acceptable solution. However, two days after their initial decision, they again replaced interim CEO Mira Murati against the company’s interests. They also informed the management team that allowing the destruction of the company “would be consistent with the mission.”

Your actions have made it clear that you are incapable of overseeing OpenAI. We cannot work for or with people who lack the ability, judgment and care of our mission and employees. We, the undersigned, could choose to resign from OpenAI and join the newly announced Microsoft subsidiary led by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in this new subsidiary if we decide to join. “We will take this step imminently, unless all current board members resign, and the board appoints two new lead independent directors, including Bret Taylor and Will Hurd, and reinstates Sam Altman and Greg Brockman.”

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