Sam Altman fired as OpenAI CEO The company announced on Friday.
“Mr. Altman’s departure follows a thoughtful review process by the Board, which concluded that he was consistently dishonest in his communications with the Board and hindered the Board from discharging its responsibilities,” the company said in a blog post. Ability.” He has the ability to continue leading OpenAI. “
Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. The company will search for a permanent CEO successor.when edgeOpenAI’s communications department declined to comment beyond the blog post. According to multiple sources, OpenAI employees only learned of the news when it was announced publicly.
“I loved my time at OpenAI,” Altman said in Posts on X (formerly Twitter)“It’s been transformative for me personally and hopefully a little bit transformative for the world.” follow up post,” he described his experience of being fired as “a bit like reading your own eulogy while you’re still alive. “
OpenAI’s announcement also stated that co-founder and president Greg Brockman will resign as chairman of the board of directors but will remain at the company.Hours after the announcement, Brockman release Tell X that he has resigned “in light of today’s news.”
Later, in another post On X, Brockman said that he and Ultraman Both parties have been notified On Friday, OpenAI co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, who is also a board member, removed them from the board. “Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did today,” Brockman wrote.
This is an extremely sudden change. Altman has been a spokesperson for OpenAI, and the extremely popular ChatGPT released last year kicked off the current artificial intelligence arms race.Just last week, Altman announced during a keynote address at the company’s inaugural DevDay conference A series of major new updates Compete with other big tech companies Microsoft and GoogleRecently, Ultraman has been Thursday’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.
Microsoft, it has OpenAI invests billions,Tell edge “We have a long-term partnership with OpenAI, and Microsoft will continue to be committed to Mira and its team to bring the next era of artificial intelligence to our customers,” Microsoft spokesman Frank said in a statement. Xiao Xiao, Microsoft CEO Posted by Satya Nadella Similar statement about X.
Altman has reportedly discussed production with former Apple chief design officer Jony Ive “The iPhone of artificial intelligence” Although Ultraman played down these rumors recent wall street journal Meeting.He is also the largest shareholder in humanitarian termsjust started the order Humanized AI Pin.
Altman is the co-founder of OpenAI initial service Serves as co-chairman of the company alongside Elon Musk.Musk leaves 2018 to avoid conflicts of interest with Tesla.After that he Founded his own artificial intelligence company xAI.
Unlike traditional private company boards, OpenAI’s board of directors is mainly composed of outsiders. After Altman and Brockman left, its remaining board members include the company’s chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, former CEO of GeoSim Systems Officers Tasha McCauley and Helen Toner are Directors of Strategy at the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technologies.
Tom Warren contributed reporting.
Updated November 17, 6:46 p.m. ET: Added X new posts by Sam Altman and Satya Nadella.
Updated November 17 at 7:29 pm ET: Added Greg Brockman’s X post and additional details.
Updated November 17 at 12:27 pm ET: Added more details about the removal of Greg Brockman and Sam Altman from the board.