Tuesday, May 28

OpenAI Board Ousts CEO Sam Altman Over Communication Concerns

OpenAI’s board has removed CEO Sam Altman from his position, citing a lack of confidence due to inconsistencies in communications.

The decision comes after a thorough review process, with the board expressing the view that Altman’s communication hindered its ability to fulfill responsibilities.

Altman, who oversaw the development of the ChatGPT platform, a groundbreaking artificial intelligence program, confirmed his departure on social media.

In a statement, the board announced that Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati would serve as the interim CEO. The board emphasized its commitment to OpenAI’s mission and expressed gratitude for Altman’s contributions while signaling the need for new leadership.

“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,” Altman shared on Twitter, hinting at future announcements.

Known for advocating ethical AI use, Altman previously engaged with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to advocate for responsible AI development.

OpenAI recently unveiled GPT-4, a more powerful iteration of its flagship chatbot product, with substantial investment support from Microsoft, which has invested over $10 billion in OpenAI over the years.

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