OpenAI’s new CEO, Sam Altman, is leaving his position

20. 11. 2023 | Natalie Bezděková

In recent news, we have seen the announcement that Sam Altman, the founder and current head of OpenAI, is leaving his position. This information has been confirmed by the company itself and they have selected Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati as the interim successor. While this personnel change in leadership might seem to come from an unexpected corner, the company has given a specific reason for Altman’s departure.

According to a statement from OpenAI’s board of directors, Altman was unsatisfactory in his communication with management, with a lack of transparency in his approach hindering the effective performance of his job duties. This information opens a window into the inner workings of OpenAI’s leadership and highlights the importance of open communication and transparency in companies.

OpenAI, which is financially backed by tech giant Microsoft, has gained attention for its ChatGPT project, a sophisticated chatbot based on generative artificial intelligence. Altman was at the helm of the company when this innovative product was coming to market, and his departure brings significant changes to the organization’s strategy and leadership.

The recent announcement of a change in leadership at OpenAI comes at a time when issues around ethics and the use of AI are becoming key. Effective communication with the public and partners in the world of technology is becoming essential for companies operating in this rapidly expanding sector.

With the new leadership of OpenAI, we can expect new directions in the development of artificial intelligence and other innovations. The transition period, with Mira Murati taking over, could bring exciting next steps and strategic decisions that we will be watching with anticipation.

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Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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