On Friday, November 17, 2023, Greg Brockman, who was serving as president of OpenAI, stepped down after his partner and co-founder, Sam Altman, was fired. Brockman announced his exit from OpenAI on his X page.
What Did Greg Brockman say on X (formerly Twitter)?
After Brockman resigned from his position as president of OpenAI, he announced it on X. He wrote;
“Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did today. Let us first say thank you to all the incredible people who we have worked with at OpenAI, our customers, our investors, and all of those who have been reaching out. We, too are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. Here is what we know:
– Last night, Sam got a text from Ilya asking to talk at noon on Friday. Sam joined a Google Meet and the whole board, except Greg, was there. Ilya told Sam he was being fired and that the news was going out very soon.
– At 12:19 p.m., Greg got a text from Ilya asking for a quick call. At 12:23 pm, Ilya sent a Google Meet link. Greg was told that he was being removed from the board (but was vital to the company and would retain his role) and that Sam had been fired. Around the same time, OpenAI published a blog post.
– As far as we know, the management team was made aware of this shortly after, other than Mira who found out the night prior.
The outpouring of support has been really nice; thank you, but please don’t spend any time being concerned. We will be fine. Greater things are coming soon”.
About Greg Brockman
Greg Brockman is widely known in the United States as a software developer, investor, and businessman. Brockman was instrumental in the establishment of OpenAI and, as a co-founder, he significantly influenced the growth and accomplishments of the company.
Brockman attended Red River High School, where he showed great aptitude in computer science, chemistry, and mathematics. During the 2006 International Chemistry Olympiad, he won a silver medal, and he was the first finalist from North Dakota to compete in the Intel science talent search in more than thirty years.
In 2007, he was selected to attend the prestigious Canada/USA Mathcamp, a summer program designed for high-school students with exceptional mathematical abilities. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Harvard University in 2008, but left after a year and briefly attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He left MIT in 2010 and started his professional career with Stripe Inc, a company co-founded by Patrick Collision. Brockman was given the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2013 and he played a major part in helping Stripe grow from 5 workers to 205. He left Stripe in 2015 after which he collaborated with Elon Musk and Sam Altman to establish OpenAI in December.
Brockman spearheaded a number of important early projects for OpenAI, such as the launch of OpenAI Gym and the development of OpenAI Five, a Dota 2 bot. In addition, he was crucial in putting together the OpenAI founding team. OpenAI launched GPT-2, a groundbreaking language model, in February 2019. However, they chose to keep it under wraps because of worries about possible misuse. Finally, the model became available to a small number of beta testers in May 2019.
In March 2023, Brockman gave a live video presentation of GPT-4, the most recent version of the GPT series and OpenAI’s most recent language model. Brockman resigned as president on Friday, November 17, 2023, the same day that Sam Altman was fired from OpenAI.
Greg Brockman Age
Greg Brockman’s actual age is unknown, as he has not yet revealed that information but from his appearance, he is probably in his early 30s or mid-30s.
Greg Brockman Height And Weight
Brockman is quite tall. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, which is about 1.80 meters. His weight is reported to be 86 kg.