JUST IN: OpenAI Co-Founder Greg Brockman Quits The Company [DETAILS]—-New details are emerging about the dramatic firing of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, after the company’s president resigned in protest over the board’s shock move.
OpenAI president Greg Brockman quit the company almost immediately after the company’s board fired Altman on Friday, following a reported dispute over the safety of powerful AI systems like ChatGPT.
The company’s chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, who is also a board member, led the shocking coup against Altman with the backing of three independent board members.
According to Brockman, Sutskever fired Altman in a video chat at noon on Friday, and then minutes later, told Brockman that he would be removed as board chairman, but asked him to remain as president, reporting to new interim CEO Mira Murati.
Brockman declined the offer to remain at OpenAI as president, sending a company-wide message stating: ‘based on today’s news, i quit.’
Microsoft-backed OpenAI publicly released its ChatGPT chatbot in late 2022. It uses generative AI, meaning it can learn from past data to create human-like creative content including text, images and computer code.