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Investors consider suing OpenAI following Sam Altman's dismissal, but Microsoft says he could return to the AI company


The big picture: The very messy situation at OpenAI could cost the company more than it bargained for. After firing popular CEO Sam Altman last week, a move that prompted several employees to leave, investors are now reportedly considering legal action against the board. Further complicating matters, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Altman's new boss, has stated that the incoming Redmond employee could return to OpenAI in some capacity.

To quickly recap, Altman was fired as CEO of the ChatGPT company on Friday. The decision came after a review by the board of directors, which said it no longer had confidence in Altman's ability to lead OpenAI and stay "consistently candid in his communications with the board." His departure led several OpenAI members, including co-founder Greg Brockman, to leave the company in protest.

Yesterday, Microsoft boss Nadella announced that both Altman and Brockman, together with other colleagues who left ...


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