In a significant upheaval for the tech sector, Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT and GPT-4, two chatbots driven by artificial intelligence, was unceremoniously ousted by the board of directors of his company.
The board of directors of Microsoft-backed OpenAI voted on the “leadership transition” on Friday after losing faith in Altman’s capacity to guide the business.
The firm released a statement on its blog stating that Mr. Altman’s resignation was the result of the board’s deliberate assessment process, which found that he was not consistently honest in his discussions with the board, so impeding its capacity to perform its obligations.
Just this week, Altman spoke on behalf of the business at a panel discussion held in San Francisco at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Shortly after the announcement, Altman wrote on X, the former Twitter, saying he “loved working with such talented people” and that leading the company had been “transformative to me personally”.
Although they acknowledged Altman’s achievements, the board of directors stated that “new leadership is necessary as we move forward.”
The cause behind Altman’s departure remained undisclosed by the corporation or its board.
In the interim, Mira Murati, the Chief Technology Officer, will oversee the $90 billion corporation until a more suitable permanent replacement is identified.
Below is the different message of Sam on X.
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.
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 17, 2023
i love you all.
today was a weird experience in many ways. but one unexpected one is that it has been sorta like reading your own eulogy while you’re still alive. the outpouring of love is awesome.
one takeaway: go tell your friends how great you think they are.
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 18, 2023