Sam Altman to Return as CEO of OpenAI Amid Board Shake up

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Sam Altman is poised to make a comeback as the CEO of OpenAI. The company announced that it had reached an agreement in principle for his reinstatement. The reinstatement follows Altman’s abrupt dismissal on Friday, which created a controversy that led nearly the entire 750-strong workforce to threaten resignation amidst demands that Altman be reinstated. 

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This unexpected leadership crisis has shed light on OpenAI’s unique corporate structure and raised questions about Microsoft’s influence on the situation, given its significant stake in the company.

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Altman returns as CEO of OpenAI

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed relief at Altman’s return, considering it a “first essential step” toward stabilizing OpenAI.