In a surprising move, ChatGPT has lost its best “fundraiser” as Sam Altman was removed as CEO by the board of directors at OpenAI. Just hours after his ousting, Greg Brockman also resigned. The reason for his resignation was not disclosed in a post on Xu.
The leadership transition at OpenAI saw Mira Murati take over as interim CEO, and it was announced that Brockman would step down as president but remain in his role at the company, reporting to the CEO. However, with Altman’s removal, the company has been left with a significant gap to fill. Reuters reports that AI is well known for creating human-like images, but if software has a public face, it’s that of Sam Altman.
Altman caused a sensation just a year ago with the introduction of ChatGPT on AI technology, which many say could revolutionize entire industries and even humanity itself. The move by the board of directors towards Altman is seen as surprising and raises questions about the future of OpenAI without him on board. Efforts will need to be made to collect funds and attract talented engineers to maintain software costs and keep up with industry developments.