Sam Altman Not Returning as Director of OpenAI


The dismissed CEO Sam Altman of ChatGPT parent company OpenAI will not return to the company as director, reports The Information. Attempts by executives within the company to bring him back have been unsuccessful.


According to the report, Emmett Shear, co-founder of video streaming site Twitch, will temporarily take over as interim director, which quotes co-founder and board member Ilya Sutskever.

Altman was unexpectedly fired on Friday because the OpenAI board had lost confidence in him. According to the board, according to a statement, he was not always candid in his communications.

On Sunday, he would have been at the headquarters in San Francisco with the resigned president and co-founder Greg Brockman of OpenAI at the invitation of Mira Murati. The technology director was appointed interim chairman of OpenAI on Friday after Altman’s resignation. But her approach to Altman does not seem to have been successful.

According to sources, major investors in OpenAI, including Microsoft, had pressured the company to bring Altman back. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is said to have expressed his support for Altman.

There was also unrest within OpenAI due to Altman’s dismissal. Brockman resigned in protest, insiders said. More people may be able to leave the company.

According to the Bloomberg news agency, Altman and the board had disagreements about, among other things, the safety of artificial intelligence, the speed of technological development and the commercialization of OpenAI.

OpenAI was founded in 2015, co-founded by Altman and Elon Musk. ChatGPT was launched about a year ago, which has led to a massive increase in interest in artificial intelligence.

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