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Sam Altman And Greg Brockman Join Microsoft AI Research Team, Satya Nadella Confirms – News18

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Curated By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 14:47 IST

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Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Greg Brockman lead Microsoft’s new advanced AI research team

Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI has joined Microsoft to lead a new ‘advanced AI research team’ as CEO after he was fired by OpenAI.

Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, Greg Brockman, co-founder of OpenAI, and some of their colleagues have joined Microsoft to lead a new “advanced AI research team” after the former were fired by OpenAI’s board. This development takes place after Emmett Shear, ex-CEO of Twitch, was appointed the interim CEO of OpenAI, and the OpenAI board refused to comply with Altman’s ultimatum.

“We’re extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team,” Satya Nadella posted on X (Twitter). “We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success,” he added.

Moreover, with Satya Nadella officially confirming that Emmett Shear will be leading OpenAI for the time being, Mira Murati, who took over as interim CEO after Sam Altman was fired, too, is no longer going to serve in the role. And this means OpenAI will see its 3rd CEO in a span of three days.

Satya Nadella also mentioned that Microsoft would continue to work with OpenAI, and that the tech giant looks forward to working on the product roadmap that was revealed during Microsoft Ignite.

Update: Nadella, replying to Sam Altman on X, confirmed that Altman will be leading Microsoft’s new AI group as CEO. In doing so, he compared the new “group” to Microsoft’s existing properties, including LinkedIn, Mojang Studios, and GitHub. This new entity within Microsoft does not yet have a name, but given the company’s focus on AI, it is likely to become a major focus for the Redmond-based giant.


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