Curated By: Shaurya Sharma
Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 14:47 IST
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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 remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett…— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) November 20, 2023
“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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