In a significant development at OpenAI, Sam Altman has assumed the role of CEO, reinstating Mira as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Alongside this leadership shift, the initial board will now feature Bret Taylor as Chair, accompanied by Larry Summers and Adam D'Angelo.
In a heartfelt message to the company, Altman expressed unwavering optimism for OpenAI's future and extended gratitude to the team for their resilience during challenging times. He lauded the efforts of various individuals, including Ilya, Adam, Tasha, Helen, Emmett, Greg, and the entire team, emphasizing their dedication and commendable performance.
The focus, according to Altman, lies in advancing research, refining products, and enhancing customer service, underlining the unwavering commitment of the leadership team and the board towards these objectives.
Echoing these sentiments, Bret Taylor, speaking on behalf of the OpenAI Board, expressed gratitude to the community, particularly the employees, for their contribution in navigating the organization through a crucial phase. Taylor outlined the board's focus on reinforcing corporate governance by assembling a diverse board, initiating an independent review, and prioritizing governance for trust.
Acknowledging the significance of OpenAI's role in integrating AI into everyday life, Taylor reaffirmed the board's commitment to listen, learn, and collaborate effectively with the team to further the organization's goals.
The leadership shift and renewed governance focus signal a transformative phase for OpenAI, as the company endeavors to continue its mission of building beneficial Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) with a strengthened team and renewed dedication.