Sam Altman was removed from the leadership of OpenAI

OpenAI’s Board of Directors has decided to terminate the functions of Sam Altman. CTO, Mira Murati, takes interim leadership of the company behind ChatGPT.

A surprise decision before the weekend. The board of directors removed Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI. Last published press release on the blog from the company, stating: “Sam Altman’s departure follows a thoughtful review process by the board, which concluded that he had not always been open in his communications with the board, hindering his ability to fulfill its responsibilities.

In order to replace him, the board of directors decided to entrust the temporary job to Mira Murati, currently the CTO of OpenAI. “Mira has been a member of the OpenAI leadership team for five years and has been instrumental in the evolution of OpenAI as a world leader in AI,” the press release said. It added: “The board believes she is uniquely qualified for the position and anticipates a smooth transition while it conducts a formal search for a permanent CEO.”

Changes in the board of directors

In another change, Greg Brockman, who was a member of the OpenAI co-founding team like Sam Altman, will step down as chairman of the board but remain president of OpenAI. OpenAI’s Board of Directors now includes OpenAI Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, tech entrepreneur Tasha McCauley, and Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technologies Strategy Director Helen Toner. .

Sam Altman’s arrival comes a few weeks after the company’s first developer conference, where GPT4-Turbo and assistants were revealed. It also comes almost a year after the launch of ChatGPT, which clearly sparked the generative AI revolution.

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