Sam Altman, the CEO of Open AI, has been removed from his position by the company’s board. The news was announced late on Friday and came as a surprise to many, including Business Insider’s reporters who were following the company closely.
OpenAI seemed to be doing well just days ago, with a highly anticipated event that showcased new updates to ChatGPT and received support from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. However, it is unclear why Altman was removed as CEO.
The board made no public statement explaining their decision, leaving many to speculate about what may have led to this sudden change. Business Insider is currently working on reporting more facts about this situation as soon as possible.
The only information provided by the board was that they conducted a “deliberative review process” and found that Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with them. It is not clear what specific issues were at play or what actions may have been taken during this process.
Altman’s latest tweet after the announcement did not provide any additional details or clarification on the matter. As such, it remains unknown what prompted his removal from his role as CEO of Open AI.