Why Was Sam Altman OpenAI CEO Fired? Everything We Know

Sam Altman was ousted as CEO by the OpenAI board of directors and what happened next will leave you feeling emotional.

Since we heard the OpenAI leadership shake-up news following the dramatic firing of the former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, we became worried just as you are, about the future of ChatGPT. However, there are assurances from the board of directors that OpenAI will keep thriving as they appoint former Twitch boss Emmett Shear as the OpenAI interim CEO. In this blog post, we will share everything we know about ChatGPT OpenAI change of leadership news today including reasons why Sam was fired.

After the board of directors led the ouster of Mr. Samuel Altman as the CEO of OpenAI, the internet was in shock and a lot of people have been wondering why was OpenAI CEO fired. Well, according to our source, OpenAI decided to oust Sam after a recent review revealed that Mr. Samuel Altman was “not consistently candid in his communications” with the board of directors which bred their loss of confidence in his ability to lead OpenAI.

On the 17th of November 2023, OpenAI made a public notice on their blog that The Chief Technology Officer at OpenAI Mira Murati was appointed the interim CEO of OpenAI while Sam Altman will be going out immediately. Mira who has been a member of the OpenAI’s leadership team for at least 5 years was considered fit by the board of directors as someone who has all it takes to start working immediately as the interim CEO while they continue on their search for a permanent CEO.

Two days after the publication of the leadership transition on the OpenAI blog, that’s on Sunday, the 19th day of November 2023, there was a new change in the OpenAI leadership transition, which led to the sudden appointment of Emmett Shear as the interim CEO of OpenAI by the board of directors.

OpenAI’s board of directors includes the following persons; Ilya Sutskever, Adam D’Angelo, Tasha McCauley, Greg Brockman, and Helen Toner.

Following the dramatic removal of Sam as the CEO of OpenAI, over 90% of OpenAI workers threatened to resign over how Sam was treated. We could also see that it’s the wish of many to reunite Sam Altman and OpenAI but all efforts to bring back Sam appear futile at the moment. In the saga, three sources told us that OpenAI tried to rehire Sam Altman a few days after he was fired but withdrew at his terms.

In the center of everything happening today and all the OpenAI news about their leadership transition decisions in the past three days, the board of directors has assured everyone that they’re committed to the continuity of the project and that OpenAI will keep thriving.

In case you have further questions regarding Sam’s removal from OpenAI as the CEO, we’ve included a list of frequently asked questions and provided accurate answers to them.


Who fired Altman? 

The OpenAI board of directors made a move that took the internet by surprise and fired the CEO, Sam Altman who is an artificial intelligence champion.

Is Sam Altman going to Microsoft?

A few days after Sam Altman’s ouster from OpenAI, Microsoft hired him.

Why was AI CEO fired? 

The AI champion Sam Altman was let go and became the former OpenAI CEO due to the board of directors’ lack of confidence in his ability to lead OpenAI. Since then, many OpenAI staff have quit their jobs and a lot more threatened to leave office because of how Sam was treated.

Within three days, OpenAI has named three CEOs, the decision from the board of directors might come off as harsh to many, we however hope that they had to take the sudden steps for the betterment of the platform and to improve the experiences of their customers and investors. What do you think about the sudden changes, the removal of Sam as the CEO, and what could be the future of OpenAI and its popular product ChatGPT?

Share This:

Leave a Comment