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OpenAI’s Board Approached Anthropic About Merger: OpenAI's board proposed a merger to Anthropic and also offered its CEO, Dario Amodei, the CEO position at OpenAI, following the dismissal of Sam Altman. However, Amodei declined the offer, maintaining his role at Anthropic, which remains a strong competitor to OpenAI with its own chatbot, Claude.
OpenAI future in chaos as most workers threaten to leave for Microsoft: OpenAI is facing a potential crisis as the majority of its employees have threatened to leave the company for Microsoft unless Sam Altman is reinstated as CEO. This turmoil follows the board’s decision to oust Altman, which led to a strong reaction from the staff, including a letter demanding the resignation of the board. The situation puts OpenAI’s future at risk and could impact the broader AI industry, with Microsoft poised to gain from the unrest but also facing potential disruptions to its AI projects that rely on OpenAI technology.
Benioff Woos OpenAI Staff to Salesforce With Offer to Match Pay:Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, has responded to the turmoil at OpenAI by promising to hire and match the pay of any departing OpenAI researchers, as the majority of OpenAI's staff consider defecting to Microsoft in protest of the recent firing of their leader, Sam Altman.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce forms AI council with members including Amazon, Google: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established a Future of AI Council, including members from major tech firms like Amazon and Google, to influence public policy regarding the ethical development and use of AI in business. The council will focus on advocating for AI as a beneficial economic force while addressing its potential risks, with an initial focus on reviewing Bill C-27, intended to mitigate dangers posed by AI.
Former GitHub CEO Friedman, Scale AI Founder Wang Declined OpenAI Top Job: After OpenAI's board removed Sam Altman as CEO, leading to several high-level departures, they approached Nat Friedman and Alex Wang for the interim CEO role, both of whom declined. Consequently, Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear stepped in as the Interim CEO, with confirmation that there would be no reinstatement for Altman, despite some employee wishes.
New Amazon AI initiative includes scholarships, free AI courses: Amazon's "AI Ready" initiative aims to democratize AI education globally by offering free training to 2 million people by 2025.