Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor In a dramatic shakeup at artificial intelligence pioneer OpenAI, the organization said chief exec and co-founder Sam Altman is exiting after its board lost confidence in his “ability to continue leading OpenAI.” San Francisco-based OpenAI is a private research lab that develops AI, founded in 2015 as a nonprofit organization by Altman, Elon Musk (who is no longer on the board of OpenAI) and others.
With Altman’s exit, CTO Mira Murati will assume the role of interim CEO while a replacement is sought. In addition, OpenAI president Greg Brockman will step down as chairman of the board and will remain in his role at the company, reporting to the CEO. “Mr.
Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities,” OpenAI said in a statement Friday. “The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.” In a statement, the board of directors said: “OpenAI was deliberately structured to advance our mission: to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all humanity.
The board remains fully committed to serving this mission. We are grateful for Sam’s many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI.Read more on variety.com