FTX-Backed Anthropic’s CEO Declined OpenAI's Merger Offer: The Information

FTX-Backed Anthropic’s CEO Declined OpenAI’s Merger Offer: The Information

FTX-backed artificial intelligence company Anthropic’s CEO and co-founder Dario Amodei declined an offer from OpenAI’s board of directors to merge, according to a report by The Information which cited a “person with direct knowledge.”

The proposal came after OpenAI fired CEO Sam Altman on Friday and the deal had a sweetener – For Amodei to replace Altman as CEO, which he also turned down due to his position at Anthropic, according to the report.

“It’s not clear whether the merger proposal led to any serious discussion,” the report said.

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Later, Reuters also reported the offers were made and declined, citing two people briefed on

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