We appreciate Sam’s numerous contributions to the establishment and expansion of OpenAI.
“I loved my time at OpenAI,” Altman wrote on Twitter. “It was transformative for me personally, and hopefully the world a little bit.”
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The co-founders of OpenAI include Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, and Wojciech Zaremba, among others.
In a surprising turn of events, Sam Altman, the outspoken CEO of the AI technology giant OpenAI, has been immediately removed from his position. The company cited Altman’s lack of consistent transparency with the board as the reason, hindering its ability to fulfill its responsibilities.
In a statement released online on Friday, OpenAI expressed a loss of confidence in Altman’s leadership, deeming new leadership essential for the company’s future. This decision follows Altman’s recent oversight of OpenAI’s DevDay conference, where significant updates to its ChatGPT generative AI service were unveiled.
Mira Murati, OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed as the interim CEO concurrent with Altman’s departure. With five years on OpenAI’s leadership team, Murati is highlighted for her integral role in the company’s global AI leadership. The statement emphasizes her unique qualifications, understanding of company values, and current leadership in research, product, and safety functions.
The transition is expected to be seamless as OpenAI begins the search for a permanent CEO. Altman, unavailable for comment, and OpenAI, silent on further details, have not provided additional information.
Additionally, board chairman Greg Brockman will step down but remain at OpenAI, reporting directly to Murati. Brockman, a co-founder of OpenAI in 2015, served as its first CTO, having previously held the same position at Stripe, a fintech company. Altman, also a co-founder, is associated with Tools for Humanity, which developed the controversial Worldcoin global crypto project. The removal of Altman from OpenAI raises questions about potential connections to Worldcoin, a project that faced resistance due to privacy concerns.
Despite Altman’s departure, the circumstances linking it to Worldcoin remain unclear. The move comes as OpenAI faces challenges, including a temporary halt to new paid subscriptions due to high demand and recent outages attributed to Russian hackers. The unfolding situation prompts speculation about the impact on OpenAI’s future developments and leadership direction.