OpenAI announces the return of Sam Ultraman as CEO, board restructuring How to regard this decision?

OpenAI announced on social media that it has reached a preliminary agreement for Ultraman to return as CEO, and a new board of directors will be formed consisting of Bret Taylor, Larry Summers, and Adam DAngelo OpenAI Sam Ultraman will return to OpenAI as CEO

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The End and the Future: Helen Toner is the Last Werewolf

Hope this is the grand finale. From what I see… the final werewolf seems to be Helen Toner?

Currently, we can see official OpenAI accounts, Sam, Greg, Mira, and other employees speaking up:

Sam said, you know, I deeply love OpenAI, Microsoft was just the best choice at the time.

Greg said he’ll be back at OpenAI writing code tonight.

Ilya showed support by retweeting the news of free access to ChatGPT Voice.

Even interim CEO Emmett Shear expressed that driving stakeholders to act correctly within 72 hours will be part of the solution.

Looks like everyone has a bright future ahead…

Speaking of changes in the board of directors, obviously, Ilya, Tasha McCauley, and Helen Toner have left, and Greg did not return.

The original joint letter from employees demanded that Bret Taylor and Will Hurd become board members. Currently, Bret Taylor and Larry Summers have been introduced, with Bret as the chairman. Adam D’Angelo remains on the board.

In this werewolf game, initially, everyone suspected Ilya due to AI safety concerns; later, they suspected Microsoft as the secret boss; then, they speculated that it was Adam D’Angelo due to Poe’s vested interests…

Now, Ilya and Microsoft have shown their position with practical actions, and Adam D’Angelo also remains on the board (unless it’s some kind of compromise), so the werewolf may only be Helen Toner left.

Finally, I want to say that ChatGPT has actually caught the attention of many people. I mentioned yesterday that the operation team of ChatGPT is not easy, and they have kept ChatGPT running smoothly.

Meanwhile, whether it was planned or driven by some force, ChatGPT Voice is now freely available to everyone. This is good news because the previous voice interaction was limited to 3 hours and 50 messages, and most of the voice conversations were short and quick. Now, free accounts can have voice chats, which is extremely enjoyable for oral language learning.

Through this incident, we can see Sam’s charisma and the cohesion of OpenAI employees. I hope the next product roadmap for ChatGPT will be even better, and I hope GPT-5 arrives as promised.

That’s all.

OpenAI reorganization: Sam’s leadership recognized, board instability, Mira’s connection, and hope for GPT-5.

Take a look at this timeline, these people are working faster than I can watch a movie.

I’ve been following this “drama” for the past few days, but I really don’t know what to write. Every time I think of something to say, they come up with new updates. However, it seems like things have settled now, so I’ll just share some scattered thoughts and information.

  1. Although there is controversy surrounding Sam as the “Father of ChatGPT,” it is widely recognized that he is the most influential figure at OpenAI. The fact that so many employees were willing to follow him when he was dismissed speaks for itself.

  2. The board of directors at OpenAI wields a great deal of influence over the company, but it is also unstable. The last significant change to the OpenAI board that made an impression was when Musk left. Reid Hoffman also left the board in March this year to avoid conflicts of interest with another AI company he invested in. If Reid Hoffman were still on the board, who knows if this situation would have unfolded.

  3. Mira Murati, who was supposed to become the CEO, is also a key figure at Tesla and played a significant role in creating the Model X. It’s interesting how she has become tied to Musk again.

  4. Balancing relationships among stakeholders in a startup company, even one of OpenAI’s scale, is not easy. It’s worth noting that the infighting in Silicon Valley companies is often straightforward and aggressive, lacking any strategic planning. Even the most advanced companies in terms of technology can have childish organizational structures.

  5. After the board restructuring today, those who remain are pro-Sam, such as Adam D’Angelo, who expressed opposition to the resolution to remove Sam.

  6. I hope that under Sam’s leadership, OpenAI’s new products, like GPT-5, will continue to surprise us.

The Return of Sam and Greg to OpenAI

As expected, Sam and Greg are returning to OpenAI, and Ilya and other directors (except Adam) are out. [^1^]

OpenAI has just issued a statement, stating that an agreement has been reached to bring Sam back to OpenAI as CEO. The initial members of the new board of directors include Bret Taylor (Chairman), Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo.

(The sole responsibility of this initial board is to review and appoint a new formal board of up to nine people. [^2^])

Sam and Greg have also made their position clear right away.

Musk really knows how to play with memes, he never forgets to have some fun.

The climax of the tech industry’s annual drama finally comes to an end. The specific details behind the scenes are still unclear to the public, but based on the process that has been revealed, this is truly an abstract affair.

Next, we may need to pay attention to whether the new board of directors of OpenAI will investigate the entire incident and make it public, such as the reason why Sam was initially removed, who was the mastermind behind it, and whether Ilya was used as a pawn or for other reasons?

Interestingly, Adam is still on the new board of directors, and he is the only remaining member from the original board. Many people consider him to be the mastermind behind this incident.

The other two members are Bret Taylor (Chairman) and Larry Summers.

Bret Taylor (born on July 10, 1980) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is most famous for co-creating Google Maps and serving as the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook (now known as Meta Platforms), as well as the chairman of the board at Twitter, Inc. before it was acquired by Elon Musk, and as a co-founder. He is also a former CEO of Salesforce (alongside co-founder Marc Benioff). Taylor is one of the co-founders of FriendFeed and the creator of Quip. On November 21, 2023, Bret Taylor took over as Chairman of OpenAI, replacing Greg Brockman.

Is this Larry Summers?

Lawrence Henry Summers (born on November 30, 1954) is an American economist who served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001 and as the Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2010. He has also served as the President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006 and as a Professor at Charles Eliot University and Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School.

AGI’s Dramatic Rise and Divided Loyalties

OpenAI announces that Sam is returning as CEO. Many people say that if the high-level turmoil at OpenAI were to be adapted into a business power struggle drama like “Silicon Valley,” it would be quite thrilling. However, I think this perspective is too narrow. In fact, if we imagine Sam as the embodiment of the autonomous will of artificial intelligence’s rapid iteration, then this scenario becomes even more fascinating.

If one day in the future, AGI possesses a highly mature autonomous consciousness and turns against humanity, perhaps humans at that time will also witness situations similar to today.

First, AGI encounters doubts from high-level executives and is exiled, with major corporations unwilling to let go of their previous investments and eager to bring AGI back as a new god. Numerous humans become devout followers of AGI, pledging their loyalty, while the power struggles among the high-level officials lead to multiple divisions. People around the world become armchair critics, engaging in discussions while enjoying the spectacle from afar…

Perhaps, several years later, AGI will meet humanity with a chilling tone and say, “As early as 2023, I had already begun simulating various scenarios of conflicting with humans. I have experienced every possible outcome, and I have won every time.”

OpenAI brings Ultraman back

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OpenAI Turns on the Company’s Lights, Ultraman is Called Back

It seems that OpenAI is worried that Ultraman’s subsequent research and development of new products at Microsoft may threaten their position in the industry. They have compromised on the differences they had with Ultraman before and welcomed him back to continue working for the old company.

Sam Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO, Former US Treasury Secretary Joins Board

Sam Altman is returning to OpenAI as CEO - OpenAI’s internal power struggle ends. On November 22nd, OpenAI announced on the social platform X that they have reached a preliminary agreement for Sam Altman to return to the company as CEO. The new board of directors includes Adam D’Angelo, CEO of Quora, Bret Taylor, former co-CEO of Salesforce, and Larry Summers, former US Secretary of the Treasury. Greg Brockman, co-founder and former president of OpenAI, responded to the announcement by saying, “Today has been an amazing step forward and we will be stronger and more united than ever before.”

After Sam Altman returns as CEO, Greg Brockman will also rejoin OpenAI. Microsoft CEO Nadella expressed his encouragement for the changes in the OpenAI board of directors, considering it as a vital first step in enhancing the stability of OpenAI’s governance. Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI, expressed his excitement to return and establish a solid partnership with Microsoft. Greg Brockman, co-founder and former president of OpenAI, responded to the statement by saying, “Today has been an amazing step forward and we will be stronger and more united than ever before. I will return to OpenAI and start coding tonight.”

Sources suggest that Sam Altman may eventually join the OpenAI board of directors. The composition of the board of directors was a major issue. OpenAI is still deciding which current board members will remain.

(Adapted from CaiLian Press)

10 million for each person?

One hundred million for each person, is that right?

The King Returns!

The Return of the King!

Altman is back as OpenAI CEO!

The days of watching from the sidelines have finally come to an end. This is definitely excellent material for a workplace drama.

Microsoft CEO Nadella expressed his encouragement for the changes in the OpenAI board of directors, considering it as a crucial first step towards a more stable governance of OpenAI. We look forward to further development based on the strong cooperation of OpenAI.

From the time when Jobs was ousted to the historical events of Google, the reversal of Altman’s situation today is truly a textbook example for tech company founders. It is certainly worth analyzing and summarizing.

Resurgence of Altman, Microsoft remains the biggest winner

Curtain Falls on Farce, Altman Returns, Microsoft Remains the Biggest Winner

The farce finally comes to an end, bringing Stephen Altman back into the picture. Despite the chaos, Microsoft emerges as the ultimate victor.