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Sam Altman returns to OpenAI's board of directors, fully reversing the ChatGPT company's wild shakeup

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OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has announced changes to its board of directors. Sam Altman, co-founder and former CEO, will return to the board after being fired and rehired in a surprising turn of events. Altman’s return follows the dismissal of the directors responsible for his ouster. OpenAI has also appointed four new directors, including Sue Desmond-Hellman, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo. The company has completed an independent investigation into Altman’s firing, which concluded that it was due to a breakdown of trust, not concerns about AI safety or security. The interim board has unanimously decided that Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman should be rehired. The board plans to improve the company’s governance structure and implement new guidelines, conflict-of-interest policies, whistleblower hotline, and oversight committees.