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Sam Altman Removed as OpenAI CEO, CTO Mira Murati Named Interim CEO

OpenAI founder Sam Altman has been removed from his CEO position by the board, citing communication issues. CTO Mira Murati will serve as interim CEO. The board reaffirms its commitment to OpenAI's mission, emphasizing the need for new leadership.

OpenAI Founder Sam Altman Removed from CEO Position

Sam Altman, founder of OpenAI and key developer of ChatGPT, has been removed from his position as CEO by the board of directors. The decision was based on allegations that Altman was "not consistently candid in his communications with the board," hindering their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.

Mira Murati as Interim CEO

OpenAI's Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, will step in as interim CEO. The board expressed confidence in Murati's qualifications and her ability to lead OpenAI during the transitional period.

Continued Commitment to AI Mission

Despite the leadership change, the board reiterated its commitment to OpenAI's mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits humanity. The organization was intentionally structured to advance this mission, and the board emphasized its dedication to continuing this work.

Leadership Transition

While expressing gratitude for Sam Altman's contributions to OpenAI's founding and growth, the board deemed new leadership necessary for the organization's future. The chairman, Greg Brockman, will step down from his position but remain as an employee, reporting to the CEO.