Another OpenAI twist: Microsoft hires Sam Altman as AI team lead

This did not take lengthy.

Shortly after OpenAI fired its CEO Sam Altman, Microsoft employed him, alongside OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman, to guide the corporate’s new, “superior analysis crew.”

Microsoft is an investor and associate with OpenAI, proudly owning a really massive stake within the firm; Microsoft additionally makes use of OpenAI’s tech in its search engine, Bing.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who shared the information on Monday, wrote on X that the corporate stays “dedicated to our partnership with OpenAI.”

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“(We) have faith in our product roadmap, our means to proceed to innovate with every thing we introduced at Microsoft Ignite, and in persevering with to help our prospects and companions. We stay up for attending to know Emmett Shear and OAI’s new management crew and dealing with them.”

As for Microsoft’s new hires, Nadella wrote: “We stay up for shifting rapidly to offer them with the assets wanted for his or her success.” And in a reply to Altman’s acknowledgment of his new function, he wrote that he is “tremendous excited to have you ever be part of as CEO of this new group, Sam, setting a brand new tempo for innovation.”

OpenAI unexpectedly fired Altman final week, with the board first attempting to switch him with firm CTO Mira Murati, earlier than deciding on Emmett Shear, former Twitch exec, as interim CEO. Greg Brockman, co-founder and president of OpenAI, additionally stepped down as chairman of OpenAI’s board.


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All of those adjustments, a lot of them apparently sudden and sudden even by insiders, will definitely deeply have an effect on each OpenAI and Microsoft, in addition to the connection between the 2 firms. Given how a lot information we have heard from OpenAI, Microsoft, and Altman over the previous three days, we anticipate to listen to fairly a bit extra within the following weeks and months.