The news, sudden, on a Friday, surprised everyone. The board of OpenAI, which launched the generative artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT a year ago, announced the departure of CEO Sam Altman with immediate effect, saying he had not always been "candid" with the body.

While the exact reason is not known at the moment, the twist suggests that the man who has become the face of AI in Silicon Valley and the world has been hiding things, without us knowing if it is on the business or personal side.

"I loved every moment of OpenAI. It was transformative for me personally, and hopefully a little bit for the world. More than anything, I enjoyed working with such talented people. I'll have more to say about what's next later," Altman, 38, said

"Mr. Altman's departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he had not always been candid in his communications with the board, impeding his ability to fulfill his responsibilities," the board said in a statement, announcing the appointment of chief technology officer Mira Murati to serve as interim leader of the company.

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