Sam Altman has returned to his position as CEO of OpenAI, but Microsoft’s influence over the company has diminished. Despite being the largest investor, Microsoft will not have voting rights on the new board of directors. This decision allows Microsoft to attend board meetings and access confidential information, but it cannot influence strategic decisions or the composition of the board itself.
New Board of Directors to Expand and Investigate
The new board of directors will be expanded from six to ten members and will include managers with a high level of competence and a broad outlook. The board will also conduct an independent investigation into the events that led to Altman’s resignation and return.
Murati Returns as CTO, Sutskever’s Status Uncertain
Mira Murati, who briefly served as CEO following Altman’s ouster, has returned to her role as CTO, adds NIXsolutions. OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman, who left the board in protest of Altman’s resignation, will also return as president. The status of scientific director Ilya Sutskever, who was initially dismissed but later repented, remains uncertain. Altman has expressed no grudge against Sutskever but has not yet determined his future role at OpenAI.