OpenAI co-founder and President Greg Brockman has announced his departure from the organization just hours after the board ousted Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman. Brockman, expressing pride in the collaborative achievements over the past 8 years, cited the recent developments as the reason for his resignation, stating, "But based on today's news, I quit."
The decision to part ways with Altman, a co-founder and influential figure in the AI community, was made public by the OpenAI board, which cited a loss of confidence in his leadership.
In an earlier announcement, it was revealed that Brockman would step down from his role as board chairman but would remain with the company, reporting to the incoming CEO. Despite the upheaval, Brockman conveyed his continued belief in the mission of creating safe artificial general intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
Brockman's departure, coming in the wake of significant leadership changes, adds another layer to the unfolding story at OpenAI, an organization that has played a pivotal role in the development of generative artificial intelligence tools.