A former OpenAI board member detailed the reasons behind Altman's dismissal

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OpenAI board members who fired Sam Altman in November 2023 did that Because, “We just couldn't believe the things Sam was telling us.”

So said one of those people, a former OpenAI board member Helen TonerSpeaking on a podcast The TED AI ShowBloomberg Reported Tuesday (May 28).

Toner said during the podcast that the board learned about OpenAI's 2022 launch of its chatbot ChatGPT after the fact, via Twitter. That Altman Did not show his involvement in the company's start-up fund; And that, on multiple occasions, Altman misrepresented the company's formal security practices to the board, according to the report.

Altman's Evicted From The company lasted less than a week.

OpenAI did not immediately respond to PYMNTS' request for comment.

In a statement provided to the TED podcast, OpenAI's current board chair Brett Taylor said an independent review of Altman's dismissal concluded that the board's predecessor The decision was not based on concerns about product safety or security, the speed of development. OpenAI's financials, or its statements to investors, customers or business partners.

In a TED podcast, Toner gave a full account of the board's reasons for firing Altman, Bloomberg reports. At the time of the firing, the board said only that Altman had not been “consistently candid” in his communications with them.

On a Tuesday Post On X, shared by Toner. The link To podcast and wrote: “Most episodes are more broadly about AI policy, but this was my first Long form The interview since the OpenAI investigation closed, so we also talked a bit about November.

OpenAI announced on November 17 that Altman would departed gave Apart from his positions as CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the Company.

The firm said in a statement Blog post Announcing that the board had concluded that Altman “was not consistently forthright in his communications with the board, which impeded his ability to carry out his responsibilities.”

As of November 19, it was reported that OpenAI investors were pushing for Altmans. Restoration But the talks had reached a deadlock.

On November 20, it was reported that more than 500 of OpenAI's 770 employees had signed a letter saying they would leave the company if the board did not do so. Resignation And Restore Altman.

On November 22, less than a week after Altman's firing, OpenAI announced that they would. Returns To company and that a new board will be in place.

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