According to a report by the New York Times, OpenAI’s board of directors has supported their decision to remove former CEO Sama Altman from his position in an internal memo sent to staff. The company has appointed Emmett Shear, a former executive at Twitch, as its new interim CEO. The board expressed their confidence in Shear’s leadership abilities and emphasized their commitment to transparency and honesty between executives and the board of directors.
While the memo did not provide specific reasons for Altman’s dismissal, it stated that his behavior and lack of transparency had hindered management’s ability to effectively oversee the company. This information was reportedly taken by surprise by OpenAI investors, including Microsoft, which is a major investor in the company.
The memo also included details on accessing inmate records and state records for various locations across the United States. This list included entries for Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho