Mira Murati, formerly the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at OpenAI, has been appointed as the interim CEO, effective immediately. This decision follows the recent departure of Sam Altman, the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI.
The company cited an internal review that revealed inconsistencies in Altman’s transparency in communications with the board of directors, leading to a loss of confidence in his ability to effectively lead OpenAI.
The leadership team at OpenAI is strengthened by a diverse and accomplished board of directors. Playing a pivotal role is Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever, renowned for his expertise in machine learning and his co-founding role in establishing OpenAI. Alongside him, independent directors bring a wealth of experience and perspectives. Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo contributes insights from the tech industry, while technology entrepreneur Tasha McCauley brings her expertise to the table. Additionally, Helen Toner, representing the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology, adds valuable insights to guide OpenAI’s strategic direction. Together, this dynamic board plays a crucial role in shaping the future of OpenAI and its advancements in artificial intelligence.
Ilya Sutskever, born around 1985/86, is a Russian-born Israeli-Canadian computer scientist specializing in machine learning. A co-founder of OpenAI, Sutskever has played a significant role in the organization. Recognized for his contributions to deep learning, he is credited as a co-inventor, along with Alex Krizhevsky and Geoffrey Hinton, of the neural network, AlexNet. Additionally, Sutskever is a co-author of the AlphaGo paper.