ChatGPT-maker Open AI fired the co-founder and CEO Sam Altman after a review found he was “not consistently candid in his communications” with the board of directors. In a statement, the company said, “the board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI.” Mira Murati, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, will take over as interim CEO effective immediately, the company said, while it searches for a permanent replacement.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky called Altman as one of the top founders of his generation, recognizing his significant impact on the industry.
“Sam Altman is one of the best founders of his generation and has made an immense contribution to our industry,” he wrote on X.
Lattice CEO Jack Altman who is Sam’s younger brother called his the most generous and caring person. “More important than being one of the most brilliant and impactful people our industry has ever had. Sam is one of the most generous and caring people I know. I’ve never met someone who has supported and lifted up more people around them than him. Couldn’t be a prouder brother.”