“We clearly made the right choice to partner with Microsoft and I’m excited that our new board will include them as a non-voting observer,” Sam Altman (CEO, Open AI) informed himself in a written statement published on the online blog of the company today .
Sam Altman has returned to his responsibilities as CEO Open AI, Mira Murati keeps on as Chief Technology Officer and Greg Brockman comes back as President of the company.
Altman thanks all the people who have been supporting him and the company during the latest leadership crisis at Open AI and unveils new research and business plans for the future around three main priorities:
1.-Advancing Open AI’s research plan and further investing in full-stack safety efforts: Altman underscored the importance of “Advancing our research plan and further investing in our full-stack safety efforts, which have always been critical to our work. Our research roadmap is clear; this was a wonderfully focusing time. I share the excitement you all feel; we will turn this crisis into an opportunity! I’ll work with Mira on this.”
And the research plan at Open AI includes advancing the development of AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), a sort of not spesialised AI that equals or surpasses humans, not only in one, but in a variety of tasks.
“I am so looking forward to finishing the job of building beneficial AGI with you all—best team in the world, best mission in the world”, points Altman on his statement.
2.- Continuing to improve and deploy their products and serve their customers: “It’s important that people get to experience the benefits and promise of AI, and have the opportunity to shape it. We continue to believe that great products are the best way to do this. I’ll work with Brad, Jason and Anna to ensure our unwavering commitment to users, customers, partners and governments around the world is clear,” explains Open AI CEO.
3.- Building out a board of diverse perspectives: “Bret, Larry, and Adam will be working very hard on the extremely important task of building out a board of diverse perspectives, improving our governance structure and overseeing an independent review of recent events. I look forward to working closely with them on these crucial steps so everyone can be confident in the stability of OpenAI,” Altman confirmed.
We remind our readers that since 22/11/2023 an initial Open AI Board is composed by three members: Brett Taylor (former CEO at Twitter), Larry Summers (71st Secretary of the Treasury of the united States of America) and Adam D’Angelo (the only member of former Open AI’s Board that remains). For more information on Open AI’s leadership crisis and new members of the Board cick on the links I include at the end of this post.