OpenAI founder and chairman Greg Brockman has resigned, just hours after the company’s board fired CEO Sam Altman. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was fired after a review found he was not honest in his communications with the board. The board no longer believes he can run OpenAI effectively.
OpenAI president Greg Brockman resigned just hours after Altman was fired. This news surprised many people in the technology industry. Brockman expressed shock and sadness in a statement posted on microblogging platform X.
Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did today.Let us first say thank you to all the incredible people who we have worked with at OpenAI, our customers, our investors, and all of those who have been reaching out.
We too are still trying to figure out exactly…
— Greg Brockman (@gdb) November 18, 2023
“Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the government did today. First of all, thanks to all the amazing people we’ve worked with at OpenAI, our customers, investors, and everyone who’s reached out. We’re also still trying to figure out what happened,” he wrote.
“The outpouring of support has been really nice; thanks, but don’t waste your time worrying. We’ll be fine. Bigger things coming soon,” he added.
The statement was shared in response to Altman’s takedown post. “I loved my time at OpenAI. it was revolutionary for me personally and hopefully a little bit for the world. What I loved most was working with such talented people,” Altman wrote to X.
i love you all.today was a weird experience in many ways. but one unexpected one is that it has been sorta like reading your own eulogy while you’re still alive. the outpouring of love is awesome.
one takeaway: go tell your friends how great you think they are.
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 18, 2023
Fired OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has also started spilling the beans, saying that if he starts leaking secrets, ChatGPT’s board will come after him “for the full value of their shares.”
Altman, who was ousted from the board in the latest X release, “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI,” said it has been a strange experience for him in many ways.
“Today was a strange experience in many ways. but one unexpected thing is that it has been like reading your own eulogy while you are still alive. the outpouring of love is awesome, she wrote.
“One takeaway: Go tell your friends how great you think they are,” she added. In a subsequent X message, he said that “If I initiate a resignation, OpenAI’s board should go after me for the full value of my shares”.