Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

Sam Altman onstage at OpenAI DevDay.
Sam Altman. | OpenAI

Sam Altman has been fired as CEO of OpenAI, the company announced on Friday.

“Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities,” the company said in its blog post. “The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.”

Chief technology officer Mira Murati will be the interim CEO. The company will be conducting a search for the permanent CEO successor. OpenAI declined to comment beyond the blog post.

This is an extremely sudden turn of events. Just last week, Altman keynoted at the company’s DevDay conference, where it announced a suite of…

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