Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO after shock ouster


OpenAI reinstated Sam Altman as CEO following his sudden dismissal, supported by major investor Microsoft. The move addresses staff and investor concerns, reflecting the complex dynamics in AI development.

Altman’s return highlights the importance of governance in the evolving landscape of technologies like ChatGPT.

OpenAI staff threaten mass exodus to join ex-CEO Altman

OpenAI faces a crisis as staff considers joining Microsoft after CEO Sam Altman’s removal. Altman, now with Microsoft, plans to lead a new AI research team. OpenAI staff intends to follow, emphasizing board resignation. Microsoft reaffirms commitment to collaboration amid industry challenges.

Microsoft to hire OpenAI’s Sam Altman: CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and his team to lead a new advanced AI research team. Altman’s dismissal raised concerns, leading to other departures. OpenAI appoints Emmett Shear as interim CEO, denying safety concerns. Microsoft remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI.

Alphabet and Microsoft see earnings rise on AI-infused cloud

Alphabet’s quarterly profit was US$19.7 billion, driven by ads, YouTube, and cloud services. Google Cloud missed revenue expectations, causing a 5% share price drop.

Microsoft reported a net income of US$22.3 billion, with Azure cloud growing by 29%, exceeding expectations and leading to a 3% share price increase.

Microsoft fights US$29bn US back tax claim

Microsoft faces a US$29 billion tax demand from the IRS for unpaid taxes from 2004 to 2013, raising concerns about multinational tax practices and their impact on revenue allocation.

ChatGPT maker value rockets in funding talks: report

OpenAI’s value skyrockets to US$80-90 billion in investor talks, nearly tripling from the previous year. The company, known for ChatGPT, attracts substantial investment and expands with voice and image capabilities.

New Thai PM meets Musk, US tech chiefs in investment push

Thailand’s new prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, meets tech leaders like Elon Musk, Google, Microsoft executives, and BlackRock CEO to boost the economy, focusing on sustainable development and clean energy investments.