San Francisco. OpenAI’s fired CEO Sam Altman began spilling the beans on Saturday, saying that if he started spilling secrets, the ChatGPT company’s board would come after him for “the full value of their shares.”
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He posted, “Today was a strange experience in many ways. But the unexpected thing is that it is like reading your own eulogy while you are alive. The flow of love is amazing.”
He said, “One idea, go tell your friends how great you think they are.”
In the next X post, he said that “if I start going out, the OpenAI board should go after me for the full value of my shares.”
One ex follower reacted: “This is a better cliffhanger than any show I have ever seen, I would do anything to find out what happened.”
OpenAI Chairman and co-founder Greg Brockman also resigned as chairman of the board following “today’s news,” but will remain at the company.
Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did today. “We’re also still trying to figure out what exactly happened,” Brockman posted Saturday.
He said that last night (Friday US time), “Sam got a message from Ilya, asking to talk on Friday at noon. Sam attended the Google Meet and the entire board was there except Greg. Ilya tells Sam that she is being fired and that the news will be revealed soon.”
He further posted, “Greg was told he was being removed from the board (but he was important to the company and will retain his role) and Sam was fired. Around the same time, Open published a blog post.”
Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati will be interim CEO with immediate effect while the company searches for a permanent CEO successor.