November 22, 2023, 7:05 AM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
OpenAI reaches a deal in principle for Sam Altman to return as CEO, with an initial board of Bret Taylor as Chair alongside Larry Summers and Adam D'Angelo  —  OpenAI said late Tuesday that it had reached a deal in principle for Sam Altman to return as CEO, with a new board chaired by former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor.
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New York Times:
Sources: before his ousting, Sam Altman made a move to push out board member Helen Toner because he thought a paper she had co-written was critical of OpenAI  —  Sam Altman attacked a member over a research paper that discussed the company, while directors disagreed about who should fill board vacancies open for months.
The Verge:
Source: OpenAI's initial board plans to vet and appoint a new formal board of up to nine people; Adam D'Angelo remained to give the prior board representation  —  Sam Altman will return as CEO of OpenAI, overcoming an attempted boardroom coup that sent the company into chaos over the past several days.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: as part of the deal, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will not reclaim their board seats; Altman had pushed for more control; OpenAI retains its structure  —  Sam Altman, who was fired on Friday as CEO of OpenAI and was reinstated Tuesday night after a dramatic battle with the company's board …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Source: OpenAI's initial board and Sam Altman's camp have agreed to conduct an independent investigation into the ouster of Sam Altman and its aftermath  —  Company says it will have new initial board of Bret Taylor, Larry Summers and Adam D'Angelo  —  OpenAI said Sam Altman will return …
Wall Street Journal:
OpenAI insiders and other sources describe the turmoil within OpenAI following Sam Altman's ousting and how Altman's supporters rallied behind him  —  A fired CEO, middle-finger emojis and the battle royale over the future of artificial intelligence  —  Sam Altman was in Las Vegas …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Binance and CZ plead guilty to federal charges as part of a $4.3B settlement with the US DOJ; charges include violating sanctions and anti-money laundering laws  —  - The U.S. Department of Justice has brought criminal charges against Binance and its billionaire founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao.
Changpeng Zhao steps down as CEO of Binance, saying “it is the right thing to do”, replaced by Richard Teng, formerly the Global Head of Regional Markets  —  Today, I stepped down as CEO of Binance.  Admittedly, it was not easy to let go emotionally.  But I know it is the right thing to do.
Wall Street Journal:
Filing: Changpeng Zhao agrees to pay a criminal fine of $50M and can retain his majority ownership of Binance but can't hold an executive role at the company  —  Zhao's crypto exchange will also admit wrongdoing and agree to pay $4.3 billion in fines  —  The chief executive of Binance …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q3 revenue up 206% YoY to $18.12B, vs. $16.18B est., Data Center revenue up 279% YoY to $14.51B, and net income up 1,259% YoY to $9.2B  —  - Nvidia's results surpassed analysts' projections for revenue and income in the fiscal fourth quarter.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Greg Brockman says that ChatGPT's voice narration feature is now available to all free users  —  Ex-OpenAI president Greg Brockman — who, as far as we're aware, isn't currently employed at OpenAI in any capacity — is posting updates about OpenAI products on X, including one today …
Kristi Hines / Search Engine Journal:
Anthropic debuts Claude 2.1, offering a context window of up to 200K tokens, or ~150K words, a claimed 50%+ increase in accuracy, new API integrations, and more  —  Claude 2.1 boasts a 150K word context window to parse long documents, 50%+ accuracy gains, early support for tool integration, and more.
Anel Islamovic / Stability AI:
Stability AI releases Stable Video Diffusion in research preview, its first foundation model for generative video based on the Stable Diffusion image model  —  Today, we are releasing Stable Video Diffusion, our first foundation model for generative video based on the image model Stable Diffusion.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
In a letter to Elon Musk, 27 US lawmakers, all Democrats, express concern that X seems to be profiting from anti-Israel propaganda via ads and subscriptions  —  A group of 27 U.S. lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote to X owner Elon Musk on Tuesday to express concern the platform seemed to be profiting …

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