Sam Altman, a well-known leader in the growing area of artificial intelligence, has been removed from his position as CEO at OpenAI. The company unexpectedly revealed on Friday that its board no longer trusts his ability to lead.
Mira Murati, the Chief Technology Officer, will temporarily assume the role of CEO for the company.
According to the company’s statement, Mr. Altman’s exit was the result of a careful evaluation by the board. They determined that he was not consistently transparent in his interactions with them, which impeded their ability to fulfill their duties. As a result, the board has lost trust in his capability to continue serving as the leader of OpenAI.
The unexpected removal of the 38-year-old came as a shock to him and others.
Murati, who has been with OpenAI for a period of five years, was appointed as the Chief Technology Officer of the company last year. OpenAI, a pioneer in generative artificial intelligence, stated that Murati currently oversees the research, product, and safety departments of the company.
The tech company, established in 2015 and located in San Francisco, launched the internet chatbot ChatGPT around a year ago. This sparked a surge in artificial intelligence, bringing notoriety to Altman and leading to meetings with President Joe Biden and other influential figures.
The introduction of ChatGPT and Dall-E by OpenAI popularized generative AI and sparked discussions about its ability to replace human creativity in the field.
Employees in various occupations.
In addition, there is a growing overlap between content created by artificial intelligence and human beings. OpenAI has also faced criticism from various parties.
Some artists and creators have accused the company’s technology of plagiarizing their work.
As CEO, Altman led a transformation of a little-known startup into a company engaged in talks to sell employee shares to investors at a valuation in excess of $80 billion, according to media outlets including Bloomberg News and the New York Times. Outspoken and known for stirring controversy, he has also attracted attention for sounding the alarm about the technology’s
Possible danger to the human race..