Matt Johnson

What is Happening Between Sam Altman & OpenAI?

Ilya Sutskever, the chief scientist at OpenAI texts Sam Altman on Thursday Night about scheduling Friday Noon  Google Meet.

November 16, 2023, Thursday

Mira Murati OpenAI's CTO was informed Thursday night that Sam Altman would be fired Friday.

November 16, 2023, Thursday

Greg Brockman, Co-founder & President was removed from board as Chairman. OpenAI informs the matter to public through a blog post. Greg opposes Sam's removal.

November 17, 2023. Friday

Greg Brockman, Co-founder & President was removed from board as Chairman. Greg opposes Sam's removal. Greg also quits same day followed by three sr. researchers!

November 17, 2023. Friday

Investors pushes for Sam's return. Satya Nadella sympathised Sam. Board agrees Sam's  & Greg's return to OpenAI. Though Sam looked ambivalent and asked for governance changes.

November 18, 2023. Saturday

Sam was invited to OpenAI HQ to have him reinstate as CEO. Directors oppose again and didn't resign over concern who will take over them. Sam won't be returning as CEO, Sutskever says. 

November 19, 2023. Sunday

As search of new CEO continues, Emmett Shear, co-founder of twitch becomes new interim CEO of OpenAI replacing Mira Murati

November 19, 2023. Sunday

Sam, Greg and Colleges announced they will join Microsoft to lead AI research team. Suskever regret Sam's removal from OpenAI. OpenAI's 650 employee threaten to quite job

November 20, 2023. Monday

OpenAI's board of directors is reportedly in talk with Sam Altman again about his return to OpenAI. Discussion is going on between Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, Sam & board member 

November 21, 2023. Tuesday