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 ex-CEO, Sam Altman, last week.
Shear will 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 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 firing him. A New York Times report quoted an OpenAI executive saying that Altman’s exit was because of a “breakdown in communication between Sam and the board.”