OpenAI President and co-founder Greg Brockman on Friday announced he is resigning hours after the company’s CEO Sam Altman was removed by the board.
“I’m super proud of what we’ve all built together since starting in my apartment 8 years ago,” Brockman wrote in response to a post from Altman that addressed his departure.
“We’ve been through tough great times together, accomplishing so much despite all the reasons it should have been possible. But based on today’s news, I quit. Genuinely wishing you all nothing but the best. I continue to believe in the mission of creating safe AGI that benefits all of humanity.”
The board of Open AI declared earlier on Friday that they were “no longer confident” in Altman’s capacity to lead the company, citing the CEO’s “not consistently candid in his communications.”
On Friday night, Brockman published the chronology of events and stated that the two were “shocked and saddened” by the board’s choice.
Brockman joined Elon Musk and Altman as founding executives of OpenAI after departing from payment provider Stripe in 2015,