Sam Altman's latest post on X (formerly Twitter) hints at a strict deadline for his return to OpenAI and the removal of the company's board of directors. Altman was unceremoniously ousted as the company's CEO in a Google Meet on Thursday night, while Greg Brockman was also removed from his position as chairman of the board. Also Read| Sam Altman’s ousting and possible return to OpenAI: What we know Altman and Brockman arrived at OpenAI's San Francisco headquarters to negotiate a possible return to the company.
Interim CEO Mira Murati told OpenAI employees that she had invited the two former executives, Reuters reported, citing The Information. Wearing a guest badge in what appears to be the OpenAI building, Altman wrote: “First and last time i ever wear one of these" According to a report by The Verge, Altman has set a strict deadline of 5pm Pacific Time for his return to the company, and one of his conditions for returning to the company is the removal of the existing board members who fired him as CEO. In such a situation, the board may have to decide who will replace them.
According to a Reuters report, Microsoft, which owns a 49% stake in OpenAI, is likely to take a role on the board if Altman returns to the company. The company, led by Satya Nadella, could either take a seat on the board or as a non-voting observer. Meanwhile, several media reports suggest that Microsoft and Satya Nadella were blindsided by OpenAI's decision to oust Sam Altman as CEO.Read more on livemint.com