A shocking news for the whole technology world, as Sam Altman, the man best known for his work at OpenAI, has been fired from the company. This announcement was made public through an official blog post by OpenAI.
“Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process 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”, a part of the blog post reads.
Sam has confirmed the same and has expressed gratitude for his time at OpenAI.
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
Following this, Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of OpenAI, has also resigned from the company, he chose the platform ‘X (previously Twitter) to announce this.
— Greg Brockman (@gdb) November 18, 2023
Mira Murati, who is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at OpenAI, will replace Sam and serve as interim CEO. Before OpenAI, Murati worked for Tesla, and she joined OpenAI in 2018.
For those who don’t know, OpenAI is the company behind ChatGPT, a large language model-based chatbot that played the main role in creating the generative AI craze. The chatbot broke several records in terms of active users, and since then, many such AI-based tools have been ruling the market.