SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired from his position, the AI company announced Friday. Altman will depart as CEO and leave the company’s board of directors.
Altman’s ouster follows a review by the board, which concluded that he “was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.”
“The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” the company announced in a statement.
Altman’s removal comes one day after he spoke at an APEC forum on artificial intelligence.
“I loved my time at OpenAI,” Altman wrote Friday in a post to his X, formerly Twitter, account. “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,” he added.
OpenAI Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati will replace Altman as interim CEO while the company works to identify a permanent successor.
OpenAI president quits
Following today’s news about Altman being ousted from the company, OpenAI President and Co-founder Greg Brockman announced he had quit. Brockman posted the following statement to his X account:
“Hi everyone, I’m super proud of what we’ve all built together since starting in my apartment 8 years ago. We’ve been through tough & great times together, accomplishing so much despite all the reasons it should have been impossible. But based on today’s news, I quit.”
“Genuinely wishing you all nothing but the best. I continue to believe in the mission of creating safe AGI that benefits all of humanity.”
San Francisco-based OpenAI is the parent company behind ChatGPT.