Greg Brockman, the President of OpenAI, tendered his resignation on Friday, shortly after the dismissal of CEO and co-founder Sam Altman.
Brockman expressed in a statement, “We have shared moments of adversity and achievement, accomplishing the extraordinary against all odds. However, in light of today’s developments, I have chosen to step down.” Source
Earlier on the same day, Altman was removed from his position at OpenAI after an internal investigation uncovered inconsistencies in his communications with the board. Following this announcement, the company appointed Mira Muratti, Chief Technology Officer, as the interim CEO and relieved Brockman of his duties as chairman of the board.
OpenAI did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Altman’s dismissal reverberated throughout the tech sector, reportedly catching even Microsoft, OpenAI’s primary partner in the tech industry, off guard.
“I cherished my tenure at OpenAI,” Altman stated. Tweeted on X after the announcement. “It was personally transformative and hopefully had a global impact. Most importantly, I cherished collaborating with such talented individuals. More will be shared in the future about what lies ahead.”
OpenAI has emerged as a significant force in the field of artificial intelligence, marking the dawn of AI integration into various sectors. In November, the release of the widely acclaimed ChatGPT elevated generic AI to the forefront in Silicon Valley, prompting established companies like Alphabet to bolster their AI product development.
The sudden restructuring raises uncertainty about OpenAI’s future in the absence of two of its most prominent figures. “I have nothing but the highest regard for all of you,” Brockman conveyed. “I remain committed to the mission of developing safe AGI for the benefit of humanity.”