Sam Altman Will Not Return as CEO

A quick recap of everything that's happened since Sam Altman's firing

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  • Sam Altman's Background:

    • Co-founder of OpenAI in 2015 with investors like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.

    • A former partner at startup incubator Y Combinator.

    • Became CEO of OpenAI in 2019.

  • ChatGPT Launch and Success:

    • Under Altman's leadership, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, which became the fastest-growing app of all time.

  • Sam Altman's Departure from OpenAI:

    • Announced unexpectedly on a Friday evening.

    • The board cited a lack of candor in his communications as the reason.

    • Generated widespread speculation and rumors in the tech community.

  • Greg Brockman's Resignation:

    • Co-founder and president Greg Brockman announced his resignation following Altman's departure.

    • Initially intended to remain in other roles but then decided to quit entirely.

  • Circumstances of Altman's Firing:

    • Fired over a Google Meet call, with most of OpenAI's management, including CTO and interim CEO Mira Murati, being unaware until shortly before the announcement.

  • Reason for Altman's Firing:

    • Reported misalignment between OpenAI's for-profit and non-profit sides.

    • Alleged focus on profit and product development over AI safety concerns.

  • OpenAI's New Interim CEO:

    • Mira Murati became the new interim CEO.

  • Investor Reaction and Effort to Rehire Altman:

    • Investors, including major ones like Microsoft, were reportedly unhappy with Altman's firing.

    • Efforts were made to negotiate Altman's return to the company.

  • Employee and Researcher Response:

    • Employees expressed disapproval of Altman's firing.

    • Three senior researchers resigned in response.

    • OpenAI employees showed support for Altman on social media.

  • Last Update: (As of Nov 19, 11:00PM)

    • Mira (interim CEO) goes to team Sam & they give the board 5 pm PST deadline

    • Deadline passes

    • @ 6:31 pm Kyle Vogt (Twitch co-founder) steps down as CEO of Cruise

    • Two hours later, the Board elects Emmett Shear, Kyle’s Twitch Co-founder, as CEO

  • Update (Nov 20th 9am)

    • Sam and Greg will be joining Microsoft to lead a new AI team

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