Published on November 17, 2023, 7:31 pm

Shortly before the one-year mark of ChatGPT being unveiled, OpenAI made an important announcement regarding changes in its leadership. According to a recent blog post, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, will be departing his role and stepping down from his position on the board of directors. This decision comes as a result of a thorough review process that found Altman lacking in consistent candor when communicating with the governing body.

OpenAI stated in their blog post that Altman’s departure follows this careful review process by the board, which ultimately led to a loss of confidence in his ability to lead the company effectively. However, they also expressed gratitude for Altman’s valuable contributions to OpenAI over the years. Nevertheless, it was deemed necessary to seek new leadership as the company looks toward the future.

Taking over as interim CEO is Mira Murati, OpenAI’s CTO. With five years of experience on the OpenAI leadership team and strong engagement with the company, Murati is well-qualified for this role. Additionally, her expertise in governance and policy further strengthens her position. The board expressed their utmost confidence in Murati’s ability to lead during this transition period.

In addition to Altman’s departure, Greg Brockman will step down as chairman of the board but will continue in his position reporting directly to the CEO.

These changes mark an important shift in leadership at OpenAI. As they move forward and conduct a formal search for a permanent CEO, it remains to be seen how these transitions will shape the future direction and growth of the company.

Stay tuned for updates as we reach out to OpenAI for further insights into this development.


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