Sam Altman's surprise move to Microsoft after being fired at OpenAI is not over. He and the co-founder Greg Brockman are still open to returning to OpenAI if the remaining board members who fired him leave, multiple sources say The lip.
The promised mass exit of nearly every OpenAI employee, including the board member and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever who led the movement to oust Altman, means there is more momentum than ever to remove the board, and only two of the three remaining board members need to reverse to make it happen. Altman just posted on X that "we're all going to work together one way or another," which we're told is meant to indicate that the fight is on.
Altman, former chairman Greg Brockman and the Investors of the company are all trying to find a graceful exit for the board, says a source with direct knowledge of the situation, who called Microsoft's hiring announcement a "holding pattern."
Microsoft declined to comment.