OpenAI, the developer behind ChatGPT, has ousted Sam Altman as CEO due to alleged communication issues with the board. CTO Mira Murati steps in as interim CEO. The board emphasizes commitment to advancing artificial intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
OpenAI, the force behind ChatGPT, recently made a significant leadership change. Founder Sam Altman has been removed from the CEO position, as disclosed in a blog post on November 17. The decision was based on allegations that Altman was not consistently transparent in his communications with the board, hindering their oversight role.
In response to this, the board initiated a deliberative review process, leading to the appointment of Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati as the interim CEO. The board reaffirms its dedication to advancing artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the greater good, stating that OpenAI’s structure is designed to fulfill its mission. They express confidence in Murati’s capabilities to navigate OpenAI through this transitional phase.