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OpenAI staff threaten to quit unless board resigns – letter


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Nov 20 (Reuters) – OpenAI’s staff has threatened to quit the artificial intelligence startup and join former boss Sam Altman at Microsoft’s (MSFT.O) new division unless the board resigns, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Apart from Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati, Chief Data Scientist Ilya Sutskever and Chief Operating Officer Brad Lightcap, about 500 members of OpenAI staff said they would resign, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

OpenAI did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Shweta Agarwal and Anil D’Silva

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Akash reports on technology companies in the United States, electric vehicle companies, and the space industry. His reporting usually appears in the Autos & Transportation and Technology sections. He has a postgraduate degree in Conflict, Development, and Security from the University of Leeds. Akash’s interests include music, football (soccer), and Formula 1.

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