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The Worker Letter to OpenAI’s Board


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To the Board of Administrators at OpenAI,

OpenAl is the world’s main Al firm. We, the staff of OpenAI, have developed one of the best fashions and pushed the sphere to new frontiers. Our work on Al security and governance shapes international norms. The merchandise we constructed are utilized by thousands and thousands of individuals around the globe. Till now, the corporate we work for and cherish has by no means been in a stronger place.

The method via which you terminated Sam Altman and eliminated Greg Brockman from the board has jeopardized all of this work and undermined our mission and firm. Your conduct has made it clear you didn’t have the competence to supervise OpenAl.

Once we all unexpectedly discovered of your resolution, the management crew of OpenAl acted swiftly to stabilize the corporate. They fastidiously listened to your considerations and tried to cooperate with you on all grounds. Regardless of many requests for particular details to your allegations, you have got by no means offered any written proof. Additionally they more and more realized you weren’t able to finishing up your duties, and had been negotiating in dangerous religion.

The management crew recommended that essentially the most stabilizing path ahead – the one that will greatest serve our mission, firm, stakeholders, staff and the general public – can be so that you can resign and put in place a certified board that might lead the corporate ahead in stability. Management labored with you across the clock to discover a mutually agreeable end result. But inside two days of your preliminary resolution, you once more changed interim CEO Mira Murati towards one of the best pursuits of the corporate. You additionally knowledgeable the management crew that permitting the corporate to be destroyed “can be in step with the mission.”

Your actions have made it apparent that you’re incapable of overseeing OpenAl. We’re unable to work for or with folks that lack competence, judgement and take care of our mission and staff. We, the undersigned, might select to resign from OpenAI and be a part of the newly introduced Microsoft subsidiary run by Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Microsoft has assured us that there are positions for all OpenAl staff at this new subsidiary ought to we select to hitch. We are going to take this step imminently, except all present board members resign, and the board appoints two new lead impartial administrators, reminiscent of Bret Taylor and Will Hurd, and reinstates Sam Altman and Greg Brockman.

1. Mira Murati

2. Brad Lightcap

3. Jason Kwon

4. Wojciech Zaremba

5. Alec Radford

6. Anna Makanju

7. Bob McGrew

8. Srinivas Narayanan

9. Che Chang

10. Lillian Weng

11. Mark Chen

12. Ilya Sutskever

13. John Schulman

14. Barret Zoph




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