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OpenAI, a leading global AI organization, has announced a significant change in its leadership. Fired Sam Altman and Mira Murati, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed as the interim CEO.

Sam Altman’s Departure

Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications. And it further hindered its ability to exercise its responsibilities. The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.

Board’s Statement

In a statement, the board of directors said: ““OpenAI board’s decision to fire Sam Altman upon concluding that he had been dishonest in his communication with the board, affecting his ability to carry out his responsibilities. The board no longer has confidence in him continuing to lead OpenAI. At the same time, we believe new leadership is necessary as we move forward. As the leader of the company’s research, product, and safety functions, Mira is exceptionally qualified to step into the role of interim CEO. We have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead OpenAI during this transition period.”

Mira Murati: A Proven Leader

Mira Murati, a member of OpenAI’s leadership team for five years, has played a critical role in OpenAI’s evolution. Given her long tenure and close engagement, including her experience in AI governance, the board believes she is uniquely qualified for the role and anticipates a seamless transition while it conducts a formal search for a permanent CEO.

OpenAI’s Board of Directors

OpenAI’s board of directors consists of OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, independent directors Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, technology entrepreneur Tasha McCauley, and Georgetown Center’s Helen Toner.

Insiders View

OpenAI, initially a non-profit, restructured in 2019 to raise capital while preserving its core mission. Moreover the independent board ensures governance aligned with OpenAI’s mission, even amid the company’s growth, marking a pivotal leadership transition.

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