Two people familiar with the matter revealed that the US artificial intelligence (Aye) The board of directors of new startup OpenAI has contacted Amodai, the CEO of rival Anthropic, to discuss replacing former OpenAI CEO Altman and the possibility of merging the two companies.
But people familiar with the matter said Dario Amodei rejected both offers.
Technology industry news website, The Information, reported yesterday that OpenAI’s board of directors was trying to find Altman’s successor after firing Sam Altman a few days earlier.
OpenAI declined to comment, and board member Adam D’Angelo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
OpenAI board of directors proposed on the 19thAmazonEmmett Shear, former CEO of (Amazon) video streaming platform Twitch, is serving as acting CEO of OpenAI, and Shear has accepted the position.
At the same time, Altman agreed to join major shareholder Microsoft’s AI team along with Greg Brockman, another founder and former president of OpenAI. As of yesterday, the majority of OpenAI’s 770 employees have signed a joint letter threatening to quit, including one of the members of OpenAI’s current four-person board of directors.
The Anthropic co-founder was also the director of OpenAI until in 2020, he parted ways with his employer due to differences over how to ensure the safe development and management of AI.
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