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OpenAI’s Chief AI Wizard, Ilya Sutskever, Is Leaving the Company


One day after OpenAI showed off an all-new, emotional version of ChatGPT, the company announced that chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is leaving the company. He had voted in November to fire CEO Sam Altman.

Ilya Sutskever speaks at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv on June 5, 2023. Photograph: JACK GUEZ/Getty Images

Ilya Sutskever, cofounder and chief scientist at OpenAI, has left the company. The former Google AI researcher was one of the four board members who voted in November to fire OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, triggering days of chaos that saw staff threaten to quit en masse and Altman ultimately restored.

Altman confirmed Sutskever’s departure Tuesday in a post on the social platform X. In the months after Altman’s return to OpenAI, Sutskever had rarely made public appearances for the company. On Monday, OpenAI showed off a new version of ChatGPT capable of rapid-fire, emotionally tinged ...


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