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OpenAI is 'optimistic' that it can bring ousted CEO Sam Altman and other senior figures back, The Information reported

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2023-11-19 12:00:06

OpenAI appears "optimistic" that it can reel its ousted CEO Sam Altman back to the company just a day after he was suddenly pushed out of his role on Friday, The Information reported.

Chief Strategy Officer Jason Kwon wrote in a memo sent to staff late Saturday night that the company remained "optimistic" that it could bring back Altman and several senior employees who left in light of the CEO's abrupt exit, sources familiar with the situation told the tech news outlet.

Among those senior figures included Greg Brockman, OpenAI's co-founder and president, who announced on X that he was quitting hours after Altman departed. Three senior researchers — Jakub Pachocki, Aleksander Madry, Szymon Sidor — also had resigned, The Information reported earlier.

"We are still working towards a resolution and we remain optimistic," Kwon wrote, according to The Information. "By resolution, we mean bringing back Sam, Greg, Jakub, Syzmon, Aleksander and other colleagues (sorry if I missed you!) and remaining the place where people who want to work on AGI research, safety, products and policy can do their best work."

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