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Sam Altman has been unexpectedly fired as CEO by the board of directors of Open AI.
“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,” the company said in its blog post. “The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.”
Chief technology officer Mira Murati will be the interim CEO, effective immediately. The company will be conducting a search for the permanent CEO successor, reported The Verge.
This is an extremely sudden turn of events. Altman has been the face of OpenAI, which kick-started the current AI arms race with last year’s hugely popular release of ChatGPT.
Perhaps the issue could be the bad press Altman has been getting from his sister.
There are also allegations of tax issues in calling yourself a non-profit, developing a product tax free, then attempting to become a 'for-profit' corporation.
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