OpenAI’s crisis escalates as more staff resign after CEO removal: Report


18 Nov 2023 8:45 PM

The turmoil at OpenAI continues to escalate after its founder Sam Altman was abruptly ousted on Nov. 17...

  • OpenAI founder Sam Altman was abruptly ousted from his CEO position on Nov. 17.
  • Three senior researchers reportedly quit the company following Altman's removal.
  • OpenAI's board of directors claimed that Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Mira Murati, the chief technology officer, is now the interim CEO.
  • The decision triggered a wave of resignations, including co-founder and president Greg Brockman, director of research Jakub Pachocki, head of preparedness Aleksander Madry, and senior researcher Szymon Sidor.
  • At least one employee was laid off along with Altman's removal.
  • OpenAI employee Alex Cohen, responsible for preparing presentations, also lost his job.
  • The decision to remove Altman is believed to be due to disagreements with co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever regarding fundraising and AI development.
  • Altman's next steps are unclear, but he has been approached about joining new projects, including Cardano's decentralized large language model (LLM).

The article portrays a negative sentiment as it discusses the turmoil and resignations at OpenAI following Sam Altman's removal as CEO.

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