Mira Murati replaces Sam Altman as interim CEO of OpenAI
CALIFORNIA: (Web Desk) ChatGPT-maker OpenAI has appointed its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mira Murati as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the company.
“A member of OpenAI’s leadership team for five years, Mira has played a critical role in OpenAI’s evolution into a global AI leader. She brings a unique skill set, understanding of the company’s values, operations, and business, and already leads the company’s research, product, and safety functions,” the company in a statement said.
“Given her long tenure and close engagement with all aspects of the company, including her experience in AI governance and policy, the board believes she is uniquely qualified for the role and anticipates a seamless transition while it conducts a formal search for a permanent CEO,” it added.
In a statement, the OpenAI’s board of directors said: “OpenAI was deliberately structured to advance our mission: to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all humanity. The board remains fully committed to serving this mission. We are grateful for Sam’s many contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI. At the same time, we believe new leadership is necessary as we move forward. As the leader of the company’s research, product, and safety functions, Mira is exceptionally qualified to step into the role of interim CEO. We have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead OpenAI during this transition period.”
Who is Mira Murati?
Murati was born in 1988 in Vlorë, Albania, to Albanian parents. At the age of 16, she left Albania to attend Pearson College UWC (United World College) on Vancouver Island, Canada, from which she graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma in 2007.
For her undergraduate education, Murati once attended Colby College and Dartmouth College.
She joined OpenAI in 2018. She was serving as the CTO of the company, and she replaced Sam Altman as the interim CEO of OpenAI.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman fired
Earlier, ChatGPT-maker Open AI said it pushed out its co-founder and CEO Sam Altman after a review found he was “not consistently candid in his communications” with the board of directors.
“The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” the artificial intelligence company said in a statement.
Altman posted Friday on X: “i loved my time at openai. it was transformative for me personally, and hopefully the world a little bit. most of all i loved working with such talented people. will have more to say about what’s next later.”
i loved my time at openai. it was transformative for me personally, and hopefully the world a little bit. most of all i loved working with such talented people.
will have more to say about what’s next later.
— Sam Altman (@sama) November 17, 2023