Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted chief executive of OpenAI, will be joining the company to lead a new AI research team. This news was revealed by Satya Nadella, the owner of Microsoft, in a post on the X platform.
Altman responded to the news on X social network and stated that his mission continues. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and has integrated its technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine. OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool.
The departure of Altman from OpenAI’s board of directors took place on Friday with board stating that he had not been “consistently honest in his communications” and had lost confidence in his ability to manage the company. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s departure including Greg Brockman.
The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, marking a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence. This move by Microsoft is expected to further advance AI research and development within the company.