Sam Altman agrees to internal investigation after OpenAI return: Report | Technology News


Sam Altman, who was reinstated as CEO of OpenAI on Tuesday after getting fired by the company’s board on Tuesday, has agreed to an internal investigation of his conduct, which the board cited as the reason behind his ouster.

The OpenAI blog post announcing Altman’s firing by the board, said he was not “consistently candid” with board members. It did not clarify any further and did not offer examples of this “dishonesty” from Altman. But The Information reported on Tuesday that Altman agreed to an internal investigation, citing a person with knowledge of the situation. That person told the publication that Altman and his team have been pushing for more control of the organisation, including the removal of the board that fired him in the first place.

After his firing on Friday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday made a surprise announcement of plans to have Altman and other top OpenAI executives to join the tech giant. Microsoft holds a massive stake in OpenAI after having invested billions of dollars in the latter and plans to use technology developed by OpenAI in many of its upcoming products.

“With the new board and with Satya’s support, I’m looking forward to returning to OpenAI, and building on our strong partnership with Microsoft,” tweeted Altman on Wednesday after announcement of his return to the company.


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