We don’t know what happened: Greg Brockman says he is surprised by layoffs at OpenAI – El Sol de México

After announcing the dismissal of Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI, creator of ChatGPTthe partner and president of the company Greg Brockman He resigned from his position and through his social networks published a message where he told how he found out about the dismissal of Sam.

Brockman He said that together with Sam, He was shocked and sad, but he thanked everyone he had worked with in OpenAI; However, she said they were still trying to understand what had happened.

“First, let’s say thank you to all the amazing people we’ve worked with on OpenAI, to our clients, to our investors and to all those who have approached us,” he wrote on his X account, formerly Twitter.

“We are also trying to find out exactly what happened,” he added, then recounted how they had found out about the dismissal.

“Last night (November 16), Sam received a text message from Ilya (Ilya Sutskeverco-founder and chief scientist of OpenAI), asking to speak on Friday at noon. Sam joined Google Meet and the entire board, except Greg, It was there. “Ilya told Sam that he was going to be fired and that the news would spread very soon.”

“At 12:19 p.m., Greg received a text from Ilya asking for a quick call. At 12:23Ilya sent a link to Google Meet. TO Greg They told him that they were going to remove him from the board of directors (but that he was vital to the company and would keep his position) and that Sam had been fired. Almost at the same time, OpenAI published a blog entry.”

“As far as we know, the management team found out about this shortly after, except Mira (Mira Muratisoftware developer who serves as interim CEO of OpenAI and substitute Sam Altman), which he found out the night before.”

There are still many loose ends as it appears that important pieces of OpenAI They were not aware of the decision of the board of directors, which justified its decision by considering that Altman “was not consistently honest in his communications” with the body, which “harmed his ability to exercise his responsibilities.”

“The board of directors no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” indicates the message, which names Mira Murati as Altman’s replacement.

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The board consists of chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, who is not independent, and Adam D’Angelo (CEO of Quora), Tasha McCauley (tech entrepreneur) and Helen Toner (academic at the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology) and according to The Information, Sam’s firing was due to an internal disagreement over the direction of the company regarding focusing on profits over safety.


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