The nonprofit board hired an independent investigation committee which found out that CEO Sam Altman’s conduct “wasn’t enough” to fire him. He not only survived a boardroom coup attempt in November, but he will also now rejoin the board.

In a press release, Bret Taylor, the board chair of the WilmerHale law firm, said the law firm had interviewed board members, employees, and reviewed more than 30,000 documents to make the decision that Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman are the right leaders for OpenAI.

In addition to Altman, Taylor also announced three more OpenAI board members: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Nicole Seligman, former senior legal executive at Sony; and Fidji Simo, CEO of Instacart. Alongside Taylor, Altman, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo and Larry Summers, they will sit on the board overseeing the nonprofit organization that owns OpenAI, reports Technology News UK.

It is equally irritating for those who seek to get to the bottom of the matter to know why Altman was abruptly fired last fall, because the public summary of the investigation by WilmerHale does not offer enough details. According to the law firm, the board of Opendai came to a decision that would mitigate the existing internal management challenges by abruptly sacking Elon Musk. The board opined that the decision was not made as a result of financial or technical challenges, or the pace of development.



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