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In a surprising twist of events that no one could have seen coming, OpenAI's founder and CEO Sam Altman was removed from his role by a board decision less than a day back. Altman's removal created shockwaves in the media, and soon after his departure, OpenAI's president and co-founder Greck Brockman also left his role and now fresh details of what took place behind the scenes are starting to emerge.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that OpenAI's research lead, Ilya Sutskever, played a key role in the management shakeup at one of the world's preeminent artificial intelligence firms. OpenAI singlehandedly pushed AI to the front of media and stock market attention this year, and Altman's departure also sent Microsoft's shares tumbling down a couple of days after the firm had revealed its own set of artificial intelligence products.
Within hours after OpenAI's blog post announcing Altman's removal, the firm's co-founder and president Greg Brockman created even more shockwaves as he announced that he was also leaving the company after its decision to fire Altman. Brockman shared the details in a X post through an email that he sent to OpenAI employees.
After learning today’s news, this is the message I sent to the OpenAI team: https://t.co/NMnG16yFmm pic.twitter.com/8x39P0ejOM
— Greg Brockman (@gdb) November 18, 2023
Now, it appears that OpenAI's head of research, Ilya Sutskever, has played a crucial role in ousting Altman. Journalists from The Verge first reported whispers of his involvement, and now fresh statements from Brockman confirm that he was involved.
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