📣 Mass Employee Exodus Looms over OpenAI

posted  20 Nov 2023
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A contingent of over five hundred OpenAI staff members has rallied behind an open letter to the company's executives, demanding a reshuffle of the board of directors or facing a mass resignation. This ultimatum is in direct response to the controversial dismissal of Sam Altman from the CEO role.

The employees have voiced their dissatisfaction with the board's decisions and are contemplating a shift to Microsoft if their calls for change are ignored. Mira Murati, who once held the position of interim leader at OpenAI, supports this movement.

"We are unable to work for or with people that lack competence, judgement, and care for our mission and employees," reads their shared sentiment.

The dissent extends to key figures like Ilya Sutskever, who is believed to have had a hand in Altman's removal. Sutskever has since extended an apology and is calling for a reformation of the team to ensure the company's future progress.