The CEO of OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, has been fired from his position, the company itself revealed in a statement It was released on Friday to announce the leadership change.
Current CTO, Mira Moratti, will take on the role of interim CEO of OpenAI following the departure of Sam Altman. “The process is underway to identify a permanent successor.”“, the company says in the statement.
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Regarding the reasons for the dismissal, it can be read: “Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberate review process by the Board of Directors, which concluded that he was not consistently honest in his communications with the Board of Directors, which compromised his ability to exercise their responsibilities. The Board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI“.
The company says it’s grateful for Sam Altman’s “many contributions” to OpenAI’s growth, but believes it’s time for a leadership change. For now, a smooth transition is expected with Mira Moratti assuming the role of interim CEO. “As a member of the OpenAI leadership team for five years, Mira has played a central role in the company’s evolution into a global leader in AI,” they highlighted.
On social network X (formerly Twitter), Sam Altman said he “loved” his time working at OpenAI. “It was transformative for me personally, and hopefully a little bit for the world. Most of all, I loved working with such talented people.” Publishing. “I will have more to say later about what is to come,” he confirmed.
I loved my time at openai. It’s been transformative for me personally, and hopefully a bit for the world. Most of all I loved working with such talented people.
He’ll have more to say about what’s next later.
– Sam Altman (@sama) November 17, 2023
OpenAI was founded in 2015 by big names in the tech sector, including Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. The company’s early investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management and Andreessen Horowitz, who has already invested in companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, Coinbase or Slack. The company is behind the creation of ChatGPT, an AI model that was first made available in November last year.
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