Sam Altman has been fired from his position as CEO of OpenAI.
On Friday, the board of directors Announced the decision on the OpenAI website. CTO Mira Murati will take over as interim CEO while the board of directors finds a permanent successor.
Why was Sam Altman fired?
The board’s decision came after a “deliberative review process” that found that Altman “was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, which hindered his ability to exercise his responsibilities.” The details of the alleged Altman nebula are unclear.
Altman has overseen the meteoric success of ChatGPT; It is one of the fastest growing platforms of all time and a pioneer in consumer-facing generative AI. As CEO, Altman testified before Congress, calling for the regulation of AI. At the time, however, some perceived the measure as a selfish strategy to advance the OpenAI agenda.
Last week, ChatGPT experienced a major blackout which closed the platform for several hours. Altman initially said this was due to increased demand following the rollout of new features. However, OpenAI later reported that the outage was due to a DDoS attack.
The board, which oversees OpenAI (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization), consists of OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, as well as Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, the entrepreneur Tasha McCauley and Helen of the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Toner.
Greg Brockman, co-founder and president of OpenAI, will step down as chairman of the board “as part of this transition,” according to the announcement.
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