Under the pressure of OpenAI’s biggest financier, Microsoft, the company’s board was quickly changed, and Sam Altman, who was forced to leave the company’s position less than a week ago, returned to the same position.

Greg Brockman, who resigned as company president in protest, is also returning to the company.

OpenAI announced late Tuesday that Altman is returning with a new board of directors that includes Bret Taylor, Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo. D’Angelo is the only member of the previous board.

People familiar with the negotiations said that the main work of the initial board is to select and appoint an expanded board of up to 9 members. Microsoft, which has invested more than $10 billion in OpenAI, wants a seat on that expanded board, and Altman himself is likely to join.

During a press tour this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company no longer wants “surprises.”

Source: The Verge