Sam Altman Ousted as CEO of ChatGPIT
The AI startup says Sam Altman was ‘not consistently candid in his communications with the board’.
Sam Altman, the Silicon Valley CEO behind artificial intelligence-power chatbots ChatGPT and GPT-4. Has bee abruptly fire by his company’s board of directors in a major shakeup for the tech industry.
OpenAI, which is support by Microsoft, announc on Friday that its board of directors has chosen a “leadership transition” after coming to doubt Altman’s capacity to guide the business.
The firm released a statement on its blog stating that Mr. Altman’s resignation was the result of the board’s careful assessment process, which found that he had not always been honest in his discussions with the board. Making it more difficult for him to carry out his duties.
The board of directors said they were grateful for Altman’s contributions but decided that “new leadership is necessary as we move forward”.
The company or its board did not specify the reason for Altman’s departure.
Sam Altman Ousted – ChatGPIT maker OpenAI in a shock move
Chief technology officer Meera Murati was name interim CEO until a more permanent replacement is found to lead the $90bn company.
Sam Altman represented the company just this week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in San Francisco.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, shortly after the announcement, Altman said he “loved working with such talented people” and that leading the company was “transformational for me personally”.
i loved my time at openai. it was transformative for me personally, and hopefully the world a little bit. most of all i loved working with such talented people.
will have more to say about what’s next later.
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 17, 2023
Later posts on X, Altman noted that reading his own obituary while still alive was an odd experience. That the OpenAI board ought to accompany him if he starts going. My entire share’s worth.
Unlike other tech founders like Mark Zuckerberg. Sam Altman does not have equity in OpenAI and could bee fire at any time, news site Semaphore reporte earlier this year.
Altman’s surprise departure sparked a flurry of reactions across the tech sector.
CEO of ChatGPIT
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt described Altman as a “hero” on X who “changed our collective world forever”.
Greg Brockman, the president of OpenAI and a co-founder of the startup alongside Altman and Elon Musk. Made the announcement that he would be quitting the company immediately after the news broke.
We’ve done a lot despite the obstacles we faced, and we’ve had a terrific time together. But in light of the news today, I’m quitting,” he stated on X.
Three senior researchers also resigned Friday night, tech news site. The Information reported, citing multiple people with knowledge of the situation.
— Greg Brockman (@gdb) November 18, 2023
Altman became a household name after the release of ChatGPT last year. Which captivated and alarmed people in equal measure with its ability to provide long and human-like – but always accurate – answers to user questions.
In September, New York magazine publishe a profile comparing the tech entrepreneur to Robert Oppenheimer — known as the father of the atomic bomb — and He was listed as one of the 100 most important figures in AI by Time magazine in 2023.