OpenAI’s board of directors announced that CEO Sam Altman will leave the company after the board voted that it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI.”
In a statement released by OpenAI, the company said the board believed Altman had not been consistent in his communications, which the board said had “hindered his ability to exercise his responsibilities.”
Mira Murati, who served as the company’s chief technology officer, will take his place at the company on an interim basis.
“We are grateful for Sam’s many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI. At the same time, we believe new leadership is necessary as we move forward. As the leader of the company’s research, product, and safety functions, Mira is exceptionally qualified to step into the role of interim CEO. We have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead OpenAI during this transition period”, the company wrote in a statement.
Furthermore, Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of OpenAI, will relinquish his current role as chairman of the board. However, he will continue to serve in his capacity at the company and will report directly to Murati, as stated by the company.