Silicon Valley star Sam Altman, who launched the generative artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT a year ago, has been removed from his position as head of OpenAI with immediate effect, with the board accusing him of not always being “open.” to have been him.
Mr. Altman’s departure followed an advisory review process by the Board, which concluded that he was not always open in his communications with the Board, which prevented him from fulfilling his dutiesexplains a press release and emphasizes that this position no longer exists
Confidence in his ability to lead OpenAI.
Mira Murati, OpenAI’s technical director, has been named interim head of the company while she awaits the success of the ongoing process to find a permanent successor. Ms. Murati has been with the company for five years.
OpenAI was intentionally structured to advance our mission: to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. The Board remains fully committed to fulfilling this missionWe can also read about it in the press release.
We are grateful to Sam for his many contributions to the creation and growth of OpenAI. At the same time, we believe that new governance is necessary to move forwardwe continue.
Sam Altman, 38, reacted on the X network:
I loved my time at OpenAI. It was transformative for me on a personal level, but hopefully also for the world.
Co-founder Greg Brockman steps down
In response to Mr. Altman’s firing, Chief Executive Greg Brockman – a co-founder of the company – tendered his resignation
OpenAI was founded at the end of 2015 and from the beginning was able to count on the financial support of renowned contributors, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, investor Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.
The company is financed by Microsoft, which has invested several billion dollars in the company and has integrated this technology into its own products such as the Bing search engine.
In a press release, the IT giant responded to the news of the manager’s departure:
We have a long-term partnership with OpenAI and Microsoft remains committed to Mira and Teams as we bring a new era of artificial intelligence to users.
Altman’s firing as OpenAI boss was a shock, but ultimately Microsoft will simply have more control over the situation given his stake in the company’s capital, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives published on X.
He played a crucial role in getting the platform to where it is, but the fact that he is no longer there gives little cause for concern going forwardhe added.
A year ago things would have been different.
ChatGPT has millions of users
Since the first version of ChatGPT went live on November 30, 2022, millions of people have used this tool to write messages, ask for a recipe or make up a story to tell their children – which the conversation robot then reads to them can.
With the introduction of ChatGPT, a race began in the field of artificial intelligence, with giants such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Meta competing against each other.
Widely viewed as a revolution comparable to the advent of the Internet, generative AI makes it possible to produce text, lines of code, images and sounds in everyday language upon simple request.
Despite their success, ChatGPT and other interfaces of this kind also raise serious concerns about threats to democracy [désinformation massive] or for employment [professions remplacées]above all.
Sam Altman has spoken before the US Congress and spoken to world leaders about this technology and the fears surrounding it.
I have a lot of empathy for people’s feelings, whatever they may be. via ChatGPT, said on Thursday inAFP Sam Altman, on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco this week.
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