OpenAI announces new board members, reinstates CEO Sam Altman

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OpenAI has announced the reinstatement of Sam Altman as a board member, alongside three new members: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo. This move follows criticism of the board’s lack of diversity and concerns regarding Larry Summers’ nomination. The new board members bring diverse backgrounds, with experience in global organizations and regulatory environments. An investigation by WilmerHale concluded that Altman’s removal was due to a breakdown in trust, not safety or financial concerns. Despite some dissent, the board unanimously supports Altman and OpenAI president Greg Brockman. Reports suggest Altman’s leadership style was manipulative, with concerns raised by key figures prior to his ouster. OpenAI also plans to implement new corporate governance guidelines, including a conflict of interest policy and whistleblower hotline.

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