Sam Altman Fired as CEO of OpenAI by the Board of Directors.
Sam Altman co-founded OpenAI in 2015. He was previously the president of startup accelerator Y Combinator.
The decision to remove Sam Altman was made by OpenAI's board of directors in their blog post.
The board cited a need for more operational experience in the CEO role.
Altman will continue to be involved in OpenAI's research and development efforts.
The company has received funding from high-profile investors such as Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.
OpenAI has also faced criticism over concerns about the potential dangers of advanced AI.
OpenAI's new CEO has not yet been announced. For the interim period Mira Murati will be the Interim CEO.
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