Sam Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO, Microsoft Joins Board

Sam Altman has officially returned as the CEO of OpenAI, with Microsoft joining the board as a non-voting observer. Altman’s return follows a deal reached just before Thanksgiving, and he expressed his excitement about the future in a memo to employees.

The new initial board of OpenAI will consist of Bret Taylor as Chair, Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo, with Altman’s co-founder, Mira, returning to her role as CTO. With three of the four board members who previously fired Altman now gone, the addition of Microsoft to the board as a non-voting observer will provide the tech giant with more visibility into OpenAI’s operations.

The company remains focused on its mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity, and the return of Altman and the new board members signal a new chapter for OpenAI. The addition of Microsoft to the board as a non-voting observer is a significant development for OpenAI, as it will provide the tech giant with more visibility into the company’s operations. 

The new board consists of chair Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo, the only remaining holdout from the previous board. Altman’s return and the new board members signal a new chapter for OpenAI, as the company remains focused on its mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

Sam Altman’s return as the CEO of OpenAI, along with the addition of Microsoft to the board as a non-voting observer, marks a new chapter for the company. The new board consists of chair Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo, and the company remains focused on its mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.