Sam Altman, the founder of OpenAI who spearheaded the creation of the groundbreaking ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence chatbot, has been unexpectedly dismissed from his position.
This decision by OpenAI’s board of directors comes amid serious criticisms directed at Altman. Renowned for initiating a new trend in AI with ChatGPT and significantly impacting the tech industry, Altman’s termination marks a surprising turn of events in the realm of artificial intelligence and technology.
ChatGPT lost its father
Sam Altman, who co-founded OpenAI alongside Elon Musk and Greg Brockman in 2015, and later became the CEO in 2019, has been abruptly dismissed from his position.
This decision followed the launch of the ChatGPT chatbot in early 2022, which brought significant acclaim to OpenAI.
The dismissal, announced on Friday, came as a shock. The board of directors of OpenAI cited a lack of sincerity in Altman’s communication with the board and a consequent loss of trust in his leadership.
These criticisms imply that Altman might have withheld crucial information from the company, particularly regarding data collection practices.
Following Altman’s dismissal, Mira Murati, the technology chief at OpenAI, has stepped in as the interim CEO. The company is expected to announce a permanent replacement for the CEO position soon.
In a further development, Greg Brockman, the chairman of the board of directors at OpenAI, also resigned from his post.
These changes mark a significant shift in the leadership structure at one of the foremost organizations in the field of artificial intelligence.