Significant developments are taking place in the world of artificial intelligence. OpenAI, which we are familiar with thanks to ChatGPT, recently removed its founder and CEO, Sam Altman. In the statement released by OpenAI, harsh language was used, accusing Altman of not fulfilling his responsibilities and lacking sincerity. Employees and investors expressed their reactions to this decision and statement. The new CEO of OpenAI, who has been the focus of discussions in recent days, has also been announced.
New OpenAI CEO is former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear
The new CEO of OpenAI is Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch. Shear will take over the position from Mira Murati, who was temporarily appointed as the CEO after Altman. It’s worth noting that, like Murati, Shear will also temporarily take on the role of CEO. However, information from close sources within the company indicates that this situation may change, and Shear’s position could become permanent.
Emmett Shear made the following statement:
“I accepted this job because I believe OpenAI is currently one of the most important companies. When the board shared the situation and asked me to take on this role, it was not an easy decision. Ultimately, I felt that I had a duty to help as much as I could.
I believe that the process of removing Sam Altman from the CEO position at OpenAI was poorly managed and damaged the trust in the company. Before taking on the job, I checked the logic behind the change. The board did not remove Sam due to any security-related disagreement; their reasons were entirely different.”