Sam Altman sacks OpenAI board that fired him, cementing his position at firm

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Sam Altman’s shocking return as chief executive at OpenAI days after being fired from the same post has given shock waves and caps a chaotic period that highlighted deep tensions at the heart of the Artificial Intelligence community.

The board that fired Altman has been almost entirely replace post rebellion from the staff, hence cementing his position at the tech giant firm.

The sole survivor in the boardroom in the new Altman era is Adam D’Angelo, the CEO of question-and-answer site Quora. He will joined on board by ex-Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former US Treasury Secretary and president of Harvard University, Larry Summers.

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Appointing Summers on board is due to his well-known reputation in Washington and have spoken of both dangers and opportunities of ChatGPT for the “cognitive classes.”

Earlier this year, in a conversation with Bloomberg, Summers had stated, “ChatGPT is gonna replace what doctors do, hearing symptoms and making diagnoses, before it changes what nurses do.”

Neither Altman not OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman, who had resigned post Altman’s oust, will be returning to the company’s board, which will see an additional six members, as per the reports by the Wall Street Journal.