OpenAI employees threaten to quit unless board resigns

More than 500 OpenAI workers, including a board member, demand the reinstatement of ousted CEO Sam Altman


More than 500 employees of OpenAI have threatened to leave the company if the current board doesn’t resign and reinstate former Chief Executive Sam Altman and former President Greg Brockman.

The threat was made in a letter to the board of directors and among the signees was Ilya Sutskever, the company’s chief scientist and one of the members of the four-person board that voted to oust Altman. OpenAI currently has about 770 workers.

“Your actions have made it obvious that you are incapable of overseeing OpenAI,” the employees wrote. “We are unable to work for or with people that lack competence, judgement and care for our mission and employees.”

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