OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Ousted From Company by Board of Directors
Summary from the AllSides News Team
Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, was pushed out of the company on Friday by the board of directors.
Details: Mira Murati, previously the company’s chief technology officer, has been named interim chief executive officer. The launch of ChatGPT last year pushed artificial intelligence technology into the mainstream, sparking both excitement regarding the technology's capabilities and fear for its potential to disrupt sectors and replace human jobs. The market valuation of OpenAI, founded in 2015 as a nonprofit, is estimated to have tripled in the past year to more than $80 billion. In May, Altman testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, arguing that “regulatory intervention by governments will be critical to mitigate the risks of increasingly powerful models” of artificial intelligence.
Key Quotes: In a blog post from OpenAI, the company stated 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 board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.” Following the announcement, Altman stated on social media, “i loved my time at openai. it was transformative for me personally, and hopefully the world a little bit. most of all i loved working with such talented people. will have more to say about what’s next later.”
How the Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum covered Altman’s departure prominently, consistently framing it as an unexpected development.
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From the LeftOpenAI’s Board Pushes Out Sam Altman, Its High-Profile C.E.O.
Sam Altman, the high-profile chief executive of OpenAI, who became the face of the tech industry’s artificial intelligence boom, has been pushed out of the company by its board of directors, OpenAI said in a blog post on Friday afternoon.
Mira Murati, who previously served as the company’s chief technology officer, has been named interim chief executive officer, the company said.
“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...
From the CenterAI boss Sam Altman ousted after board loses confidence
Sam Altman, the head of artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, has been ousted by the company's board, which said it had lost confidence in his ability to lead the company.
The board said Mr Altman had not been "consistently candid with his communications", hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.
Mr Altman co-founded the firm.
The maker of the ChatGPT bot, OpenAI was behind a wave of excitement about artificial intelligence.
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From the RightOpenAI founder Sam Altman ousted from company
OpenAI founder Sam Altman was ousted from the artificial intelligence company because he was not candid with its board, the company said Friday.
OpenAI's board of directors said in a statement Friday that it underwent a "deliberative review process" and concluded that Altman was not "consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities" and had to be removed.
"We are grateful for Sam's many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI," the board read. "At the same time, we believe new leadership...