openAyeCo-founder and CEO Sam Altman was suddenly fired on the 17th, and the situation remained in turmoil throughout the weekend. It was once rumored that Altman would immediately return to OpenAI, but failed. At the end,MicrosoftTake over Ultraman. The New York Times summarized the key points of this major personnel change in the AI industry.
Altman’s removal as CEO appears to have been due to disagreements with colleagues. One of the board members, co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, said he was concerned that OpenAI’s technology could bring significant risks, and that Altman did not care enough about the potential harm; “We will,” he said in a recent podcast. Of course there are computers and data centers that are smarter than humans, but what would such AI do? I do not know.”
OpenAI employees are so confused that the companyinvestPeople are distressed, especially since key financier Microsoft had no prior knowledge. When some employees and investors called for Altman’s reinstatement, he was said to have discussed a new AI startup with other investors.
After 48 hours of intense negotiations, the OpenAI board of directors said on the evening of the 19th that it would stick to this decision. Interim CEO Mira Muratti was replaced by Emmett Shearer, former CEO of live broadcasting platform Twitch. Just one day later…
On the evening of the 19th, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that it had hired Altman and OpenAI co-founder and president Greg Brockman. “I am very excited and look forward to quickly providing them with the tools they need to succeed.” resources” .
People familiar with the matter said that as of the morning of the 20th, more than 550 out of 700 employees had signed a joint letter saying that as long as the board of directors resigns, they can invest in Microsoft. Strangely, Suzkovy also signed on to the
Hill, who took over as CEO, said he would “investigate the entire process so far and prepare a full report.” He also said he confirmed to the board of directors that Altman’s resignation was not due to differences of opinion on AI safety.
The “doomsday school” of industry insiders believes that technology is developing too fast. In March, over a thousand technology leaders signed a letter calling for a moratorium on advanced AI development, saying that these devices would “pose profound risks to society and humanity.” Ultraman did not sign, But he also urged responsible management of AI. However, Ultraman is still considered a group that actively promotes and develops AI.