Microsoft has announced the hiring of Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI and the company behind ChatGPT. This news comes after Altman was suddenly removed as CEO of OpenAI last week, causing confusion in the AI world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed excitement about bringing Altman and Greg Brockman, another OpenAI co-founder, as well as other managers from the company on board to lead a new advanced AI research team.
Altman and Shear confirmed this news themselves on social media. Shear described his new position as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, while Altman’s removal came after an internal review at OpenAI. The company has announced changes in its management structure, with Brockman stepping down as chairman of the board but remaining as the company’s president. These changes have occurred as OpenAI’s creations, such as ChatGPT and Dall-E image generator, have brought generative AI into the mainstream, sparking debates about its use and ethical implications.