November 20, 2023, 9:50 PM

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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Satya Nadella says Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and OpenAI staff will join Microsoft's new “advanced AI research team” and Microsoft remains committed to OpenAI  —  Microsoft has hired OpenAI co-founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman to head up a “new advanced AI research team,” …
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Ilya Sutskever and over 700 out of ~770 OpenAI staffers sign a letter saying they may quit and join Sam Altman unless the board resigns and reinstates Altman  —  - Majority of OpenAI employees sign letter seeking new board  — Board member Ilya Sutskever is among the signatories
The Verge:
Sources: Sam Altman's move to Microsoft is not a done deal; he and Brockman are open to returning to OpenAI if the remaining board members who fired him resign  —  Sam Altman's surprise move to Microsoft after his shock firing at OpenAI isn't a done deal.  He and co-founder Greg Brockman …
Ilya Sutskever / @ilyasut:
OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever says “I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions”, “I never intended to harm OpenAI”, and will try “to reunite the company”  —  I deeply regret my participation in the board's actions. I never intended to harm OpenAI. I love everything we've built together and I will do everything I can to reunite the company.
New York Times:
Memo: OpenAI's board “stands by its decision as the only path to advance and defend” OpenAI's mission and criticizes “Sam's behavior and lack of transparency”  —  The announcement capped a tumultuous weekend for OpenAI, after Mr. Altman made a push to reclaim his job …
Financial Times:
A look at OpenAI's wild weekend, as an internal debate over its mission became public; investors say OpenAI has not explained why Altman was fired so abruptly  —  Internal debate about ChatGPT maker's mission exploded into view during wild few days of corporate drama
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Analyzing the Sam Altman-OpenAI saga: nonprofit issues, OpenAI's for-profit work going to Microsoft, staff exits, Altman's motivations, and the new AI landscape  —  I have, as you might expect, authored several versions of this Article, both in my head and on the page, as the most extraordinary weekend of my career has unfolded.
Satya Nadella says “it's very clear that something has to change around the governance” of OpenAI no matter where Sam Altman ends up  —  - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC on Monday that the company remains committed to OpenAI and Sam Altman.
Stephanie Palazzolo / The Information:
Source: OpenAI's board approached Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei about a potential merger as part of an effort to persuade Amodei to replace Sam Altman as CEO  —  OpenAI's board of directors approached Dario Amodei, the co-founder and CEO of rival large-language model developer Anthropic …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
Sharon Knolle / The Wrap:
X files a defamation lawsuit against Media Matters, claiming it “knowingly and maliciously” misrepresented the amount of antisemitic content on the platform  —  Musk says the watchdog org “would not let truth get in the way of a story”  —  Elon Musk has followed through …
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
In a lawsuit, the US SEC accuses Kraken of commingling customer and corporate funds while operating as an unregistered broker, clearing agency, and dealer  —  The U.S. crypto exchange is the latest targeted by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a series of similar actions being fought in court by other companies.
Sources: the US DOJ seeks $4B+ from Binance as part of a proposed resolution of a years-long probe; CZ would still potentially face criminal charges in the US  —  - Resolution could come as soon as the end of this month  — Binance and founder Changpeng Zhao would face charges in US
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon launches AI Ready, a program with free AI classes that aims to train at least 2M people by 2025 on basic to advanced AI skills  —  Company aims to train two million people in AI as fight for skilled workers ramps up with Microsoft, Google  — is launching a program …

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