Sam Altman joins Microsoft as OpenAI board appoints Emmett Shear as CEO

Chaos continues to reign at OpenAI, with the appointment of Emmett Shear, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitch, a video-streaming website, as OpenAI’s interim CEO after the abrupt exit of OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, last week. 

Shear would be replacing Mira Murati, OpenAI’s chief technology officer, who was initially named OpenAI’s CEO after the company board shunted out 38-year-old Sam Altman on November 17. The board hinted that Altman was not always “candid” in his communications with the board without specifying the exact reasons for shunting him out. A New York Times report quoted an OpenAI executive saying that Altman’s exit is because of a “breakdown in communication between Sam and the board.” 

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Source:: Computerworld