Sam Altman will return as CEO of OpenAI following employee layoffs and protests. Former President Greg Brockman, who resigned in protest of Altman’s firing, will also return. The company will also appoint a new board of directors, after the previous one voted to fire Altman.

The new board of directors will be chaired by Bret Taylor and will include Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo.

Altman tweeted, “I love OpenAI and everything I’ve done over the past few days has been aimed at keeping this team and its mission together. When I decided to join Microsoft, it was clear that this was the best path for me and the team. With the new board of directors and the support of Satya Nadella, I look forward to returning to OpenAI and building on our strong partnership with Microsoft.”

Microsoft wants its representatives to also join the board of directors of OpenAI.

Altman was fired from OpenAI on Friday after the board said it was “no longer confident in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI.” After that, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman joined Microsoft’s new research team on advanced artificial intelligence.

OpenAI employees threatened to fire him if the board did not resign and reinstate Sam Altman as CEO and ex-president Greg Brockman. By Monday afternoon, the number of signatories had risen to more than 700.

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