OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was ousted in a sudden boardroom knifing on Friday, arising from a power struggle over the direction of the company behind ChatGPT. According to a tweet from former OpenAI President Greg Brockman, Altman received a text on Thursday night from OpenAI chief scientist and fellow board member Ilya Sutskever, asking him to meet at noon on Friday. A knowledgeable source said the board struggle reflected a cultural clash at the organization, with Altman and Brockman focused on commercialization and Sutskever and his allies focused on the original non-profit mission of OpenAI. The board oversees the nonprofit that controls the organization’s for-profit subsidiary with a stated mission to create safe artificial general intelligence that is broadly beneficial to humanity. A number of board members left OpenAI this year prior to Altman’s departure, including former congressman Will Hurd, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis, who is the mother of two of Elon Musk’s children.

Source: How OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Was Fired by Rival Board Members