OpenAI Founder Sam Altman Removed from CEO Position
Sam Altman, founder of OpenAI and key developer of ChatGPT, has been removed from his position as CEO by the board of directors. The decision was based on allegations that Altman was “not consistently candid in his communications with the board,” hindering their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
Mira Murati as Interim CEO
OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, will step in as interim CEO. The board expressed confidence in Murati’s qualifications and her ability to lead OpenAI during the transitional period.
Continued Commitment to AI Mission
Despite the leadership change, the board reiterated its commitment to OpenAI’s mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits humanity. The organization was intentionally structured to advance this mission, and the board emphasized its dedication to continuing this work.
While expressing gratitude for Sam Altman’s contributions to OpenAI’s founding and growth, the board deemed new leadership necessary for the organization’s future. The chairman, Greg Brockman, will step down from his position but remain as an employee, reporting to the CEO.