OpenAI co-founder quits (again)

OpenAI co-founder quits (again)

Updated 15th Feb '24

OpenAI Co-Founder Greg Brockman Resigns Following CEO's Firing


In a surprising turn of events, Greg Brockman, the co-founder and president of OpenAI, has resigned from the company. This comes shortly after the abrupt firing of CEO Sam Altman by the OpenAI board. The exact reasons for Altman's dismissal and Brockman's departure have not been disclosed. The news has sparked a growing exodus from OpenAI, with several senior staff members also threatening to leave the company. This blog post will delve into the details surrounding Brockman's resignation and its implications for the future of OpenAI.

Brockman's Resignation

Greg Brockman expressed pride in the accomplishments of OpenAI but stated that he was quitting due to Altman's departure. The OpenAI board had lost confidence in Altman as a leader, leading to his firing. Initially, Brockman was set to step down as board chairman but remain at the company. However, he ultimately decided to resign. This decision has raised questions about the future direction of OpenAI, as both the CEO and co-founder have now left the company.

Growing Exodus

Brockman's resignation has triggered a growing exodus from OpenAI, with several senior staff members also considering leaving the company. The departure of key personnel raises concerns about the stability and continuity of OpenAI's operations. Mira Murati, the Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, has been appointed as the interim CEO. However, it remains to be seen how the company will navigate this challenging period.

OpenAI and its Future

OpenAI is a company focused on artificial intelligence research and development, with backing from Microsoft. The departure of both the CEO and the co-founder has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the future direction of the company. OpenAI has been at the forefront of AI innovation, and its work has garnered significant attention and investment. However, the recent leadership changes may impact the company's ability to maintain its momentum and continue pushing the boundaries of AI technology.


Greg Brockman's resignation from OpenAI following the firing of CEO Sam Altman has sent shockwaves through the company. The exact reasons behind these developments remain undisclosed, leaving room for speculation and uncertainty. As OpenAI faces a growing exodus of key personnel, the company's future hangs in the balance. It will be interesting to see how OpenAI navigates this challenging period and whether it can maintain its position as a leader in AI research and development.


  1. Forbes: OpenAI President And Cofounder Quits Over Sam Altman Firing
  2. Fortune: The exodus from OpenAI grows after CEO Sam Altman is ousted
  3. TechCrunch: Greg Brockman quits OpenAI after abrupt firing of Sam Altman
  4. The Verge: OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman is leaving, too
  5. Fox Business: OpenAI co-founder quits after finding out about CEO's departure
  6. Business Insider: OpenAI President Greg Brockman Says He Quits After Sam Altman's Ousted as CEO
  7. Al Jazeera: OpenAI staff threaten to quit after firing of CEO Sam Altman
  8. NBC News: OpenAI employees threaten to quit en masse after former CEO Sam Altman joins Microsoft
  9. CNBC: OpenAI Co-Founder Greg Brockman reportedly quits after Sam Altman departure
  10. Datacenter Dynamics: OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman quits, along with three researchers