OpenAI employees threaten to resign and go to Microsoft; They ask for departure from the board of directors

OpenAI employees threaten to resign and go to Microsoft;  They ask for departure from the board of directors

Hundreds of employees of the parent company of ChatGPT, OpenAI, signed a letter in which they threatened to leave the technology company unless “all current members of the board of directors resign”according to disclosed reports this Monday by various American media.

The content, to which the portal refers, among others, WIRED and the newspaper The Wall Street Journalwas a consequence of displeasure over the unexpected decision of the board of dismiss on Friday to CEO Sam Altmanwho ended up being hired by the giant Microsoft to lead a group specialized in this new technology.

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In accordance with Bloomberga charge signed by about 500 of the 770 employees of the startup of artificial intelligence states that the signatories “they cannot work for or with people who lack competence, judgment and care for our mission and our employees”.

The document goes on to say that, in the absence of a new board of directors and Altman’s reinstatement and the OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman workers can choose to take positions at Microsoft, which just announced that will welcome the two executives to lead a new research team AI of the company.

“Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in this new subsidiary should we decide to join.”

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Wired previously reported on the employee letter.

The document is supported by OpenAI CTO (and briefly interim CEO), Mira Muratiand Ilya Sutskevera board member who has been seen as instrumental in the board actions.

Follows a series of posts on X, previously Twitterby the staff of OpenAI with the words “OpenAI is nothing without its people,” which seemed to indicate solidarity with the ousted Altman and Brockman.

(With information from Reform)


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