In a significant development, Sam Altman is set to reassume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at OpenAI. The announcement, made through a tweet today, laid out the foundational aspects of Altman’s return and the establishment of a fresh initial board.
The tweet stated, “We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman to return to OpenAI as CEO with a new initial board of Bret Taylor (Chair), Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo. We are collaborating to figure out the details. Thank you so much for your patience through this.”
The newly-organized board features Bret Taylor as the Chair, along with well-known figures Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo in key roles within their respective fields.
Sam Altman, in sharing his love for OpenAI, highlighted the dedicated efforts to preserve the team and its mission. With his move to Microsoft, Altman restated his firm commitment to OpenAI, viewing it as the optimal path for both himself and the team.
While the collaboration details and specific roles of each board member are still in the finalization stage, the ongoing negotiation and planning signify a dynamic and changing process. Stay tuned for more updates.