OpenAI, the company behind the language model ChatGPT, has announced the departure of CEO Sam Altman. In a blog post, OpenAI stated that Altman’s exit was the result of a “deliberate review process” that found him lacking consistency in his communication with the board of directors. The board expressed a loss of confidence in Altman’s leadership abilities, leading to the decision for new leadership to move the company forward. Taking over as interim CEO is Mira Murati, OpenAI’s CTO, while a search for a permanent CEO is conducted.
Altman, who had been with OpenAI since its inception, expressed his appreciation for his time at the company and the opportunity to work with talented individuals. He also hinted at future plans without providing further details.
Greg Brockman, the chairman of the board, will step down from his position but will continue reporting to the CEO. OpenAI has not yet commented on the matter, and further updates are expected as the story develops.
This leadership change comes just before the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of ChatGPT, a language model that has garnered significant attention and raised concerns regarding the ethical use of AI technology.
As OpenAI moves forward with new leadership, the company will continue its research, product development, and focus on safety measures in the field of artificial intelligence.