In a sudden turn of events, OpenAI co-founder and CEO Sam Altman has been removed from his position effective immediately. The board cited “a lack of consistent candor in communications” as the reason for Altman’s dismissal. This decision follows a period of internal review, and the board has expressed a loss of confidence in Altman’s ability to lead the company forward.
Albanian Mira Murati, previously OpenAI’s CTO, has been appointed interim CEO while the search for a permanent replacement is underway. Altman’s departure marks a significant shift in the leadership of OpenAI, a company that has gained prominence in the field of artificial intelligence. The precise details of Altman’s alleged miscommunications have not been disclosed, but the board’s decision highlights the importance of transparency and trust in business leadership.