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Will OpenAI Offer Board Seat To Microsoft? – Crypto News



The ChatGPT AI chatbot owner OpenAI again created a buzz within the artificial intelligence (AI) universe as it recently announced plans to form a new board of members following the re-instating of Sam Altman. This new board of members was much eyed by Microsoft as the tech giant till now invested over $10 billion in OpenAI’s AI venture.

Altman was recently fired by OpenAI’s board of members as he was seen as a bad actor within the company by most of the remaining board members.

Furthermore, what’s interesting is, according to recent reports, OpenAI is not expected to offer Microsoft a seat on its board of members, along with other significant investors, including Thrive Capital and Khosla Ventures.

The forming of a new board for the AI pioneer comes forth as a result of Sam Altman’s reinstation, as he was promised a new board of members.

OpenAI Advances Following Altman’s Reinstation

The exit of Altman stirred up quite the speculation within the AI industry as OpenAI initially positioned itself as a key player within the realm. However, he was soon reinstated.

Furthermore, upon talks of including Microsoft within OpenAI’s board of members, Thomas Hayes, chairman of hedge fund Great Hill Capital, stated that OpenAI’s decision, whether or not to include Microsoft in its board, is yet unknown.

Moreover, he drew attention to the fact that Microsoft, one of OpenAI’s biggest investors, will surely have something to say about it, adjoining that it would not be in Microsoft’s best interests to sit passively.

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OpenAI’s Emerging New Board Of Members

As per a report by The Information, OpenAI is setting its sights on developing a board consisting of nine members.

Besides, the first three members of the newly formed board will include Chair Bret Taylor, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo. Although still not confirmed officially, the announcement is expected to come soon, sometime around this week.

Interestingly, D’Angelo appears to be the only remaining director from the previous board of members who fired Sam Altman.

In addition, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, recently told CNBC Governance that no matter where Altman ended, the ChatGPT maker definitely needed to change.

A Microsoft spokesperson commented on the aforestated board member saga, claiming that the organization plans to wait until the OpenAI board officially says something. However, OpenAI did not respond to any requests on the matter, sparking curiosity within the industry.

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