The board of directors of the technology company OpenAI (which is responsible for ChatGPT) said that it decided to fire Sam Altman, the CEO and also a member of the board of directors, for not being honest in matters that it did not specify. CTO, Mira Moratti, will serve as interim CEO, until a replacement is found. El Pais newspaper says:.
The company said in a statement that after deliberations conducted by the board of directors, it was concluded that Sam Altman “was not always honest in communication” with the company’s highest body, which harmed his ability “to exercise his responsibilities.” The company “no longer has confidence in its ability to continue to lead” the AI project.
Sam Altman responded to the decision, writing on the former Twitter social network, now X: “I loved my time at OpenAI. It was transformative for me personally, and I hope it was a little transformative for the world. Most of all, I I loved working with these talented people.The former OpenAI CEO also said that he would talk about his plans for the future later.
Sam Altman was the face of the success of ChatGPT, which was launched on November 30, 2022. According to the newspaper “El País”, he visited the White House and spoke before the United States Congress, after also holding meetings with government officials and authorities. As an ambassador for artificial intelligence. But OpenAI did not explain why it lost confidence in Altman. The company was undergoing a process of exchanging shares with an expected value of $90 billion, not through increasing capital, but with the redistribution of gains to employees. The increase in profits, following a multi-million dollar investment in OpenAI in January, was also appreciated by Microsoft, which controls 49% of the capital.
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