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Following the removal of OpenAI's CEO, co-founder, and former chair Greg Brockman resigns

Sam Altman isn't the sole high-profile OpenAI executive departing the company this Friday. Shortly after Altman's dismissal, attributed to the board's loss of confidence in his leadership, co-founder and former board chair Greg Brockman disclosed his resignation on X.

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Initially, when OpenAI disclosed the "leadership transition" and the appointment of CTO Mira Murati as interim CEO, it was stated that Brockman would step down as chairman but continue in his role at the company, reporting to the CEO. However, within a few hours, this plan changed.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Brockman shared the message he sent to OpenAI staffers:

"Hi everyone, I'm incredibly proud of what we've collectively built since our humble beginnings in my apartment eight years ago. We've weathered challenging and rewarding times together, achieving remarkable feats despite facing numerous obstacles.

However, in light of today's developments, I've decided to resign.

I genuinely wish each of you nothing but success. I maintain my belief in the mission of developing safe AGI for the benefit of all humanity."

OpenAI took the tech community by surprise with the unexpected announcement of Altman's termination earlier on Friday. The company, widely credited for sparking the current surge of interest in artificial intelligence, especially following the explosive popularity of ChatGPT.


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