Sam Altman Says He Has "Zero Ill Will" Toward Guy Who Shanked Him

Ill, Not Sick OpenAI’s on-again CEO Sam Altman is back with a vengeance — or, perhaps, a lack thereof. In a statement to staff published on the firm’s website, Altman was all love for his coworkers. Including those who, just a few weeks prior, pushed him out over some murky claims about dishonesty towards the board of directors before reversing course and moving to have him return. The newly-reinstated CEO had particular rapprochement when addressing chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, his fellow OpenAI cofounder who both orchestrated his initial ouster and broke the bad news to him (over a video call, no less). “I love and respect Ilya, I think he’s a guiding light of the field and a gem of a human being,” Altman wrote. “I harbor zero ill will towards him.” Sutskever’s position at the company sounds hazy, though he’s definitely no longer on the board. “While Ilya will no longer serve on the board,” Altman continued, “we hope to continue our working relationship and are discussing how he can continue his work at OpenAI.” Whether he is simply paying lip service to Sutskever’s role in building the company or betraying further internal struggle in the wake of the dramatic (and ultimately failed) coup is anyone’s guess, but there’s certainly no shortage of secrets behind the green curtain that is OpenAI. Strange Days Adding to the mystery of what the heck is happening at OpenAI is the fact that Sutskever has long been a strange figure within the already bizarre…Sam Altman Says He Has "Zero Ill Will" Toward Guy Who Shanked Him

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