OpenAI board mulls Sam Altman’s return as CEO two days after – Times of India

It was a mess OpenAIAt the office this weekend. The company saw its board fired Sam Altman as Executive DirectorAnnounced CTO Mira Murat as acting CEO, has witnessed multiple resignations and then considers Altman's return.
On November 17, OpenAI's board suddenly announced that the company's co-founder and CEO Sam Altman had been fired. It was revealed that the board “concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, which hindered his ability to carry out his responsibilities”.
But now, citing sources, The Verge is reporting that the board is in discussions with Altman about reinstating him as CEO of OpenAI.
What happened in the middle?
Little is known about why Altman was asked to leave, but his ouster caused chaos at the company. Shortly after Altman was told of his departure, co-founder and former company president Greg Brockman announced that “based on today's news, I am leaving.”
Soon after, reports surfaced that Altman was looking to start a new venture and that many at OpenAI were ready to follow Brockman in leaving the company. Three OpenAI leaders are also said to have resigned, and many of those who resigned were willing to join Altman in his new venture.
Meanwhile, investors were also expecting a massive exodus of talent from the company, and there were also reports that a number of investors had backed Altman's new venture. iPhone accounts using artificial intelligence also declined again.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's view
OpenAI is backed by Microsoft, and the Windows maker is said to have invested $13 billion in the ChatGPT maker. Nadella went to X to support the company's new leadership.
“As you saw at Microsoft Ignite this week, we're continuing to innovate for this era of AI, with more than 100 announcements across the entire technology stack—from AI systems, models, and tools in Azure to Copilot. Most importantly, we are committed to providing all of this to our customers as we build for the future,” he said.
“We have a long-term agreement with OpenAI, with full access to everything we need to deliver on our innovation agenda and exciting product roadmap; And stay loyal to our partnership, Mira and the team. Together, we will continue to deliver the significant benefits of this technology to the world,” he added.