As previously reported, Sam Altman, CEO and co-founder of OpenAI, was removed from his own company after the board accused him of “not always being honest in his communications.”
Now, more than 500 OpenAI employees have said they will leave if ousted CEO Altman is not reinstated and the board does not resign, according to reports. Sky News.
Of the nearly 700 employees at OpenAI, 505 of them threatened to quit and join Microsoft in a letter,
After confirming that the tech giant has a job for them.
The letter was also signed by key members of management, including former interim CEO Mira Moratti, who was replaced on Monday morning.
The way you fired Sam Altman and removed Greg Brockman from the board put our jobs at risk and undermined our mission and our company.
The message says.
Staff are also requesting that two independent members be appointed to the board as well as the reinstatement of Altman and Brockman. On Monday morning, Altman and company president Greg Brockman were hired by Microsoft for a new research project in the field of artificial intelligence.
Microsoft shares hit a record high after the news: they rose 1.4 percent on Monday morning.