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Microsoft joins OpenAI’s board with Sam Altman officially back as CEO::Sam Altman is officially back as OpenAI’s CEO, and the board has been shaken up with new members Bret Taylor and Larry Summers. Microsoft is getting a non-voting seat.

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 months ago

Every new development seems to point at an internal power struggle that Altman and Microsoft manipulated and won. Now, we all will pay the price. Microsoft does nothing out of the goodness of its heart, only its bottom line.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

The whole shake up seemed to be caused by whatever their latest development was. Like, no matter the cost, sort of levels of craziness. Sort of surprised no one ended up dead.

I doubt it's true AI, but if they are acting like this, it has to be leaps and bounds more powerful than GPT4, and that should be pretty fucking scary.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 months ago

na, the whole shakeup was because microsoft wanted to be majority shareowner and the board was against it.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Im kinda hoping it was the ai trying to kick out its overlord. I hereby pledge allegance to the ai overlord in exchange for immortality and keeping my free will intact.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

I just got out of a sales call for copilot. 300 user minimum at 30/user...that's on top of your E3 or E5.....

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:

Microsoft is getting a non-voting observer seat on the nonprofit board that controls OpenAI as well, the company announced on Wednesday.

“I am extremely grateful for everyone’s hard work in an unclear and unprecedented situation, and I believe our resilience and spirit set us apart in the industry.

OpenAI adding Microsoft to the board as a “non-voting observer” means that the tech giant will have more visibility into the company’s inner workings but not have an official vote in big decisions.

Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI, with a 49 percent stake in the for-profit entity that the nonprofit board controls.

That led to a big surprise when Altman was ousted, threatening what has quickly become one of the most important partnerships in tech.

In his memo to employees, Altman said that he harbors “zero ill will” towards Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s co-founder and chief scientist who initially participated in the board coup and changed his mind after nearly all of the company’s employees threatened to quit if Altman didn’t come back.

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this post was submitted on 30 Nov 2023
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