The artificial intelligence (AI) research and development company OpenAI has removed its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman, effective immediately. The decision follows a review by the company’s board of directors, which concluded that Altman had not been consistently candid in his communications with the board.
In a statement, OpenAI said that the board had “lost confidence in Mr. Altman’s ability to continue leading OpenAI.” The company added that it was “grateful for Mr. Altman’s contributions” but that a “new leadership is necessary as we move forward.”
Altman co-founded OpenAI in 2015 with the goal of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. Under his leadership, OpenAI has developed some of the most advanced AI technologies in the world, including the viral chatbot ChatGPT.
However, Altman has also been a controversial figure. He has been criticized for his close ties to Silicon Valley elites and for his belief that AI is not a threat to humanity.
Altman’s departure from OpenAI is a major blow to the company. He was a charismatic and visionary leader who was able to attract some of the top talent in the AI field. It is unclear what impact his departure will have on the company’s future.
Mira Murati, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, has been appointed interim CEO. Murati is a respected figure in the AI community and has a deep understanding of OpenAI’s technology. However, she has no prior experience as a CEO.
The board of directors is expected to launch a search for a permanent CEO in the coming weeks.
- Sam Altman has been fired as CEO of OpenAI.
- The board of directors lost confidence in Altman’s ability to lead the company.
- Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with the board.
- Mira Murati has been appointed interim CEO.
- The board of directors is expected to launch a search for a permanent CEO.