The board of directors of OpenAI, which was responsible for developing ChatGPT, announced on Friday that Sam Altman had been fired from the firm.
After doing an evaluation of Altman, the board of directors abruptly let go of the CEO position. The board came to the conclusion that he was not being entirely truthful in his communications, which “impeded the board’s ability to exercise its responsibilities.”
In a statement released by the firm, it was said that “the board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.”
Mira Murati, currently the Chief Technology Officer, will assume the role of temporary CEO.
The announcement comes at a time when the federal government has recently started paying greater attention to artificial intelligence technology as a result of its fast rise. Late in the month of October, Vice President Joe Biden reiterated his wish for businesses to voluntarily reveal some information on their work, as well as his demand for government authorities to set safeguards for the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA), was a co-founder of OpenAI together with Sam Altman, but Musk left the company in 2019. Since that time, he has been encouraging the company to be more transparent in light of a recent piece that was published in the MIT Technology Review that claimed there was a culture of secrecy within the company, despite the management’s commitment to openness.