Microsoft joins the OpenAI board as Sam Altman returns as CEO

Microsoft joins the OpenAI board as Sam Altman returns as CEO

In a whirlwind comeback by Sam Altman as OpenAI’s CEO, the company dropped a bombshell on the eve of ChatGPT’s first birthday—Microsoft is now hopping on board as a non-voting observer. It makes you wonder why their biggest investor wasn’t already on the board, but hey, they’re dealing with it now. Altman is back in the driver’s seat with co-founder Greg Brockman as the trusty President, and Mira Murati, who did a brief stint as interim CEO in the midst of the drama, is sliding back into her groove as CTO.