Sam Altman ousted from OpenAI, CTO Mira Murati named interim CEO

The board of directors removed Altman on the grounds that he was allegedly “not consistently candid in his communications with the board.”

ChatGPT developer OpenAI has removed founder Sam Altman from his CEO position, according to a Nov. 17 blog post. Chief technology officer Mira Murati will be promoted to interim CEO. According to the post, the board of directors engaged in a “deliberative review process,” which resulted in the conclusion that Altman “was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.”

Altman could not immediately be reached for comment.

OpenAI’s board said it remains committed to building artificial intelligence (AI) applications going forward:

“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....

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