In a shocking turn of events, Sam Altman has been sacked by OpenAI, the company he led to create ChatGPT. The chatbot had ignited an AI race and catapulted Altman to tech world fame. OpenAI announced the dismissal on Friday after a “review process” found that Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with the board. This hindered their ability to exercise their responsibilities and ultimately led to his removal from the position of CEO.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Altman expressed his love for his time at OpenAI and the talented people he worked with. He said he would have more to say about what’s next later but did not go into further details. Co-founder Greg Brockman also announced his departure from the company following Altman’s dismissal with a note that his decision was based on the latest developments. Brockman expressed pride in what they had accomplished together but felt that it was time to move on based on today’s news.
OpenAI’s board of directors comprises chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, technology entrepreneur Tasha McCauley, and Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology’s Helen Toner. With Altman out of the picture and Brockman having made his decision, it remains to be seen what direction OpenAI will take in its future endeavors.