Saturday, July 13

Back at OpenAI, Sam Altman Outlines the Company’s Priorities

Sam Altman, who was ousted and then reinstated as chief executive of OpenAI this month, outlined his priorities for the artificial intelligence company on Wednesday as he retook the reins.

In a blog post, Mr. Altman, 38, said OpenAI would resume its work building safe A.I. systems and products that benefited its customers. He added that the company’s board would focus on improving governance and overseeing an independent review of the events that led to and followed his removal on Nov. 17 as chief executive.

OpenAI said its board of directors for the foreseeable future would consist of the three people it named last week: Bret Taylor, an early Facebook officer and a former co-chief executive of Salesforce; Lawrence Summers, a former Treasury secretary; and Adam D’Angelo, the chief executive of the question-and-answer site Quora, who was also among the board members who ousted Mr. Altman.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.