Sam Altman Back As OpenAI CEO With A New Board Of Directors – SlashGear

OpenAI’s announcement also includes forming a new board consisting of the former co-chief executive of Salesforce, Bret Taylor, and retired United States Secretary of Treasury, Larry Summers. The third member is Qurora’s CEO, Adam D’Angelo, who, per The Verge, remains to represent the previous.

Microsoft, which owns just about half of OpenAI, also wants representation on the board, which could expand to nine people. Further, both companies have agreed to have an independent law firm investigate the events that led to Sam Altman’s firing and the other events that followed.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Altman acknowledged his return, saying he is “looking forward” to returning with the new board and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s support, who remains optimistic about Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI. “I have talked and agreed they have a key role to play along with the OAI leadership team,” says Nadella.

Meanwhile, Brockman wrote that he is returning to OpenAI and “getting back to coding tonight.” Commenting on the development, the ex-interim CEO, Emmett Shear, said he is deeply pleased by the result.