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OpenAI announces new board members, reinstates CEO Sam Altman

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has a seat at the table — or board, rather — once again. OpenAI today announced that Altman will be rejoining the company’s board of directors several

OpenAI says Musk only ever contributed $45M, wanted to merge with Tesla or take control

OpenAI, the most valuable AI startup, said Wednesday it intends to dismiss all claims made by Elon Musk in a recent lawsuit and suggested that the billionaire entrepreneur, who was involved in the com

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman over ‘betrayal’ of nonprofit AI mission

Elon Musk has sued OpenAI, its co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, and its affiliated entities, alleging the ChatGPT makers have breached their original contractual agreements by pursuing profit

Andrej Karpathy is leaving OpenAI again — but he says there was no drama

Andrej Karpathy, a widely respected research scientist, announced today that he has left OpenAI. This is the second time Karpathy has left the top AI firm and his departure is not because of any event

Worldcoin to launch new Orb to make its eyeball scanning device look ‘more friendly’

It’s been a little over 180 days since Worldcoin publicly launched – and its futuristic looking Orb device is getting an upgrade, Alex Blania, CEO and co-founder of Tools for Humanity, shared excl

A timeline of Sam Altman’s firing from OpenAI — and the fallout

In a dramatic turn of events late Friday, ex-Y Combinator president Sam Altman was fired as CEO of AI startup OpenAI, the company behind viral AI hits like ChatGPT, GPT-4 and DALL-E 3, by OpenAI&#8217

Worldcoin is no longer offering Orb-verification in India, Brazil and France

Worldcoin is no longer offering its Orb-verification service in India, Brazil and France, just months after the crypto startup expanded the helmet-shaped eyeball-scanning device to those markets. Tool

Worldcoin adds integrations with Minecraft, Reddit, Telegram, Shopify and Mercado Libre

Worldcoin, a crypto project co-founded by Sam Altman, said it now supports integrations for its World ID with Minecraft, Reddit, Telegram, Shopify and Mercado Libre. The company already supports integ

When Uncle Sam puts his thumb on your brake pedal

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What startup founders need to know about AI heading into 2024

We’re still in the early stages of AI, and TechCrunch+ can help you learn and adapt with every change and new best practice in the coming year.

Sam Altman’s officially back at OpenAI, and the board gains a Microsoft observer

Sam Altman is officially back as OpenAI’s CEO after a tumultuous week and change. And OpenAI officially has a new board of directors, replacing most of the board that attempted to oust Altman in

OpenAI, emerging from the ashes, has a lot to prove even with Sam Altman’s return

The OpenAI power struggle that captivated the tech world after co-founder Sam Altman was fired has finally reached its end — at least for the time being. But what to make of it? It feels almost

OpenAI’s initial new board counts Larry Summers among its ranks

Meet OpenAI’s new board of directors: Bret Taylor, Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo. Or, more precisely, the board for the time being. We have reached an agreement in principle for Sam Altman t

Who would’ve guessed the powerful folk would win the AI fight?

So, there were some nonprofit folks up against a wall of money and influence. Guess who won?

OpenAI will benefit from unity of purpose with Sam Altman’s return

In case you missed it, Sam Altman is back as OpenAI CEO. His reinstatement comes after a whirlwind few days in which we saw unusual corporate governance lead to an attempt to oust Altman, despite supp

Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO

Sam Altman is returning to OpenAI as its chief executive, the high-profile AI startup said Wednesday, a dramatic reversal that caps an intense five days of discussions, debates and convincing followin

Where OpenAI goes from here is anyone’s guess

OpenAI's fate took a a twist nobody could have imagined last week, and all we can do is watch to see what the final outcome will be.

Founders: Pay attention to what happened with OpenAI’s board

Though no one knows precisely what happened, a common theory is that Altman’s for-profit efforts became at odds with the mission-driven nonprofit board.

Will the OpenAI chaos boost open source models?

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OpenAI’s board may be coming around to Sam Altman returning

OpenAI’s board of directors is reportedly in talks with Sam Altman, ex-Y Combinator president and an OpenAI co-founder, to return to OpenAI as CEO as soon as this week. That’s according to
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