Nov. 21, 2023, 3:29 p.m. | Stephanie Palazzolo

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Just when I thought the OpenAI saga couldn’t get any crazier, I learned last night that OpenAI’s board had approached Dario Amodei, the co-founder and CEO of its biggest startup rival Anthropic, about a potential merger of the two companies as part of an effort to persuade him to replace Sam Altman as CEO.

The idea didn’t get very far. In fact, if you’re counting, you’ll see we’re up to four different executives (that we know of) that …

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