OpenAI Removed Sam Altman As CEO, Named Mira Murati As Interim CEO
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OpenAI Removed Sam Altman As CEO, Named Mira Murati As Interim CEO

  • Sam Altman was ousted from OpenAI.
  • The board of directors removed Altman on the grounds that he was allegedly “not consistently candid in his communications with the board.” 

ChatGPT developer OpenAI has removed founder Sam Altman from his CEO position, according to a Nov. 17 blog post.

According to the post, the board of directors engaged in a “deliberative review process,” which resulted in the conclusion that Altman “was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.”

Chief technology officer Mira Murati will be promoted to interim CEO. OpenAI’s board said it remains committed to building artificial intelligence (AI) applications going forward:

“OpenAI was deliberately structured to advance our mission: to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all humanity. The board remains fully committed to serving this mission. […] Mira is exceptionally qualified to step into the role of interim CEO. We have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead OpenAI during this transition period.”

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The board also stated that it is “grateful for Sam’s many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI” but claimed that “new leadership is necessary as we move forward.” 

The board’s chairman, Greg Brockman, will also be stepping down from his position. However, he will remain as an employee, “reporting to the CEO,” according to the post.

The board of directors consists of Adam D’Angelo, Tasha McCauley, Helen Toner and OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever. According to the post, the majority of board members are “independent directors” who do not hold equity in OpenAI.

Altman is also the founder of Tools for Humanity, the developer of crypto project Worldcoin.

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