‘Was not candid in his communications’: Why OpenAI fired CEO Sam Altman

The primary reason cited for his removal was a lack of consistent candor in his communications with the board members, which was seen as hindering their ability to effectively exercise their responsibilities. This decision was the outcome of a thorough review process by the board, which ultimately led to the loss of confidence in Altman’s ability to continue leading OpenAI. “The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” the artificial intelligence company said in a statement.