Today, OpenAI announced the firing of CEO Sam Altman and his immediate resignation from his post. The board of directors decided that Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, and failed to maintain OpenAI’s responsibilities. Mira Murati, OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed interim CEO to lead OpenAI while the search for a permanent successor begins. Additionally, Board Chairman Greg Brockman will be stepping down, although he will remain in his role at the company. No statement from Altman has been made yet.
This news means a change in leadership for OpenAI. The board of directors decided that Altman was not performing to expectations, so they removed him from his post and replaced him with Murati. It is unclear whether this is good or bad news, as opinions may differ depending on one’s view of Altman’s leadership.
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