Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella making a presentation
(Seoul = Yonhap Infomax) Reporter Kang Su-ji = Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned that changes are needed in Open AI, where governance issues have recently emerged.
CEO Nadella said on CNBC on the 20th (local time), “The supervision of Open AI must change.”
This is a statement made after a series of events over the past three days in which the Open AI board attempted to bring back co-founder Sam Altman one day after suddenly dismissing him as CEO, but ultimately failed, leading to Altman joining Microsoft.
“It’s very clear at this point that something needs to change with respect to governance,” Nadella said. “I think Microsoft will be having a good conversation with the OpenAI board about this.”
Nadella said Monday morning that Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI and their colleagues, will join Microsoft as part of a new artificial intelligence (AI) research group. This news comes shortly after OpenAI appointed Emmett Scheer as CEO to take interim charge after Altman’s return fell through.
Open AI, which Altman left, is experiencing internal troubles. After the incident, most of the employees reportedly signed a letter holding the board of directors responsible, which started the incident, and urging them all to resign. They are making a strong statement, saying that if the board of directors, which has no supervisory ability, does not resign, they can follow Altman and join Microsoft.
OpenAI was supported by famous investor groups such as Microsoft, Tiger Global, Thrive Capital, and Sequoia Capital, but none of these companies were on the board of directors and were unaware of the process leading up to this decision.
This article was published on the Infomax financial information terminal at 08:31, two hours earlier.