If we had to choose one of the main highlights 2023 at a technological level, this could perfectly include the massive emergence of Artificial Intelligence and, above all, conversational assistants with ChatGPT in the lead. However, this success story could end sooner than expected due to the latest movements in his company.
The dismissal of Sam Altman from OpenAI has dynamited everything. Not only because they have lost the CEO who has led this success story in recent times, but practically all of the staff has turned to support him and they threaten to leave with their former boss at Microsoft.
Unrest at OpenAI
Jo Ling Kent
Now 732 of 770 OpenAI employees have signed this. 95% of the company ready to walk away. What will the board do?
November 21, 2023 • 20:34180
This company, despite the good times it seems to be going through, has been on everyone’s lips in recent hours due to the domino effect that the dismissal of Sam Altman as executive director. This move by the board of directors has not been liked and most of the company’s staff threatens to leave if Altman is not replaced as CEO.
Following the appointment of Emmett Shear as the new CEO of OpenAI, employees have issued a letter to the board of directors in which threaten to leave to those responsible for ChatGPT if no action is taken.
ChatGPT in danger
Could a technology company function with only 5% (or less) of its staff? That is the big question we could ask ourselves, because this is what things would be like with ChatGPT if this were to happen. mass resignation.
To the OpenAI board of directors,
OpenAI is the world’s leading AI company. We, the employees of OpenAI, have developed the best models and taken the industry to new frontiers. Our work on AI safety and governance shapes global standards. The products we build are used by millions of people around the world. Until now, the company we work for and love has never been in a stronger position.
The process by which you fired Sam Altman and removed Greg Brockman from the board of directors has jeopardized all of this work and undermined our mission and our company. His conduct has made it clear that you do not have the capacity to oversee OpenAI.
When we all unexpectedly learned of their decision, OpenAI’s leadership team acted quickly to stabilize the company. They listened carefully to your concerns and tried to cooperate with you in all aspects. Despite many requests for specific facts for their accusations, they have never provided any written proof. They also increasingly realized that you were not capable of carrying out your duties and that you were acting in bad faith.
The leadership team suggested that the most stabilizing path forward—the one that would best serve our mission, the company, the stakeholders, the employees, and the public—would be for you to step down and establish a qualified board that could lead the company forward with stability.
Leadership worked with you around the clock to find a mutually acceptable outcome. However, two days after their initial decision, they again replaced interim CEO Mira Murati against the company’s best interests. They also informed the leadership team that Allowing the company to be destroyed “would be consistent with the mission”.
Their actions have made it clear that they are unable to monitor OpenAI. We cannot work for or with people who lack competence, judgment, and care for our mission and our employees. We, the undersigned, may choose to resign from OpenAI and join the recently announced Microsoft subsidiary led by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in this new subsidiary should we decide to join. We will take this step imminently unless all current board members resign and the board appoints two new lead independent directors, including Bret Taylor and Will Hurd, and reinstates Sam Altman and Greg Brockman.
we have more unity and commitment and focus than ever before.
we are all going to work together some way or other, and I’m so excited.
one team, one mission.
November 21, 2023 • 20:3436.7K562
For the moment, practically the entire company has signed the statement that you can read above. It is estimated that more than 730 people of the 770 that currently make up the workforce. He Altman’s signing by Microsoft is not a closed deal and the idea would be to return to OpenAI. Of course, it is a great act of pressure for things to return to the path of success that OpenAI has had in 2023 and which is about to explode into the air.