​More than 500 of OpenAI’s 770 employees have said they will resign unless the company’s board of directors, which was the source of this crisis, resigns. Employees say they will leave Microsoft, a division to be led by Sam Altman, “en masse”.

Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAIPhoto: JUSTIN SULLIVAN / Getty images / Profimedia

In the letter, the employees say that OpenAI has come a long way in the field of artificial intelligence thanks to CEO Sam Altman. The text says that the entire process of removing Sam Altman and Greg Brockman undermines the company and its mission.

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“The board’s conduct has clearly shown that it is incompetent to manage OpenAI,” the text also said.

The letter comes hours after Microsoft announced it had hired Sam Altman for a complex artificial intelligence project.

Source: Guardian