UNITED STATES – OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence research organization, has announced the immediate appointment of Mira Murati as interim CEO following the removal of Sam Altman. The board made the decision to oust Altman after a review process revealed he had not been fully transparent, impeding the board’s oversight responsibilities.
The announcement came today, with the board citing a significant loss of confidence in Altman’s leadership. This abrupt change in management occurred just one day after Altman’s final public engagement as CEO, where he spoke at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) AI forum on Thursday.
Murati steps into the role during a pivotal time for OpenAI as they navigate this unexpected transition and begin the search for a permanent chief executive. The organization has not yet provided details on the search process or potential candidates for the permanent CEO position.
Altman’s departure marks a significant shift for OpenAI, known for its innovative work in the field of artificial intelligence. As interim CEO, Murati is tasked with maintaining stability within the company and ensuring that its strategic initiatives continue to move forward during this period of change.
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