In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI announced on Friday that CEO Sam Altman has been fired, following a thorough review process by the board. The company cited Altman’s lack of consistent candor in communications with the board as the reason for his dismissal, stating that it hindered the board’s ability to fulfill its responsibilities. The board expressed a loss of confidence in Altman’s capacity to lead OpenAI moving forward.
Interim CEO Appointed Amidst Uncertainty
In response to Altman’s departure, OpenAI has appointed Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati as the interim CEO, effective immediately. The company plans to conduct a search for a permanent successor to lead OpenAI into its next chapter. When questioned by The Verge, OpenAI’s communications department…