There Are Now Zero Women on OpenAI's Board

It’s been a chaotic and largely unprecedented couple of weeks that have shaken ChatGPT maker OpenAI to its core. From CEO Sam Altman’s abrupt dismissal to his eventual rehiring, the company went through so many drastic changes in such a quick succession that it could give anybody whiplash. At the core of the drama surrounding OpenAI’s disastrous November is the company’s nonprofit board, which was created to oversee the company’s Altman-led “capped profit” entity. Before Altman’s dismissal, the board was made up of Altman himself, long-time collaborator Greg Brockman, chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, entrepreneur Tasha McCauley, and Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology’s Helen Toner. But following the coup — reportedly spearheaded by the eccentric Sutskever — and Altman’s reinstatement, the board looks noticeably different, as detailed in a new statement issued by the company. The new board’s chair is former Salesforce CEO Bret Taylor, former Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers, and Adam D’Angelo, the only returning member. That means the board is now exclusively made up of men, with Toner and McCauley both resigned — a noticeable shift in the governing structure of one of the fastest-growing and influential AI companies in the world. That lack of diversity especially doesn’t bode well considering the very real risks of introducing biases during the development and deployment of tools like ChatGPT. And despite OpenAI having plenty of time to clear the air, we’re still none the wiser as to why the former board decided to boot…There Are Now Zero Women on OpenAI's Board

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