Sam Altman ousted as CEO of Chat-GPT maker OpenAI

CEO and co-founder of OpenAI Sam Altman has left the artificial intelligence company and resigned from its board with immediate effect after company fired citing loss of confidence in him. 

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CEO and co-founder of OpenAI Sam Altman has left the artificial intelligence company and resigned from its board with immediate effect. This move by Altman has sent shock waves throughout the technology industry, as per media reports. 

 

OpenAI board says...

 

OpenAI which is the organisation behind ChatGPT revealed in a blog post on Friday that OpenAI's board no longer has confidence in Altman's ability to lead the organisation.

"Altman's departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities," OpenAI said in the blog without elaborating.

Now, Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati will step in as interim CEO, and a search is underway to find a permanent successor, according to The Washington Post.

 

Sam Altman bids adieu 

 

"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. Will have more to say about what's next later," posted Altman on X.

 

Altman's departure is surprising given his role as a prominent figure in the AI revolution and a key influencer in shaping the industry. Since the introduction of ChatGPT, major tech companies have strived to compete with OpenAI, and world leaders have sought Altman's insights and investments. 

 

More about Sam Altman

 

According to The Washington Post, in Silicon Valley, Altman was recognised as a savvy investor and supporter of smaller companies. The rise of OpenAI elevated him to the status of tech titans such as Elon Musk, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and even the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Just last week, Altman presented OpenAI's new roadmap to enthusiastic developers at the company's inaugural conference.

The blog post also announced that Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, would step down as the chair of the company's board but remain with the organisation. 

 

 

 (With ANI inputs)