Microsoft has recently hired Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, who was recently dismissed from the company, to lead a new advanced AI research team within Microsoft. This move comes after the sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI last Friday. Along with Altman, Greg Brockman, also a co-founder of OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft to lead the new AI research team.
Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and integrated its technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine. With Altman and Brockman now joining Microsoft to lead the new advanced AI research team, the partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI continues, and Microsoft remains confident in their product roadmap and ability to innovate.
The development of the ChatGPT artificial intelligence platform by OpenAI has been a significant milestone in the field of artificial intelligence and has accelerated the race for AI innovation among major tech companies. Generative artificial intelligence has been compared to the arrival of the internet and is seen as a revolutionary advancement in creating ideas, content, images, and sounds.
Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI was announced last Friday and was followed by Mira Murati taking over as interim executive to lead the company. The board of directors cited his lack of truthfulness in communication with them as the reason for his firing, hindering their ability to carry out their responsibilities. However, Mira Murati stated that she will continue working towards fulfilling openai’s mission while respecting her integrity as an independent investigator on openai leadership changes.
As for Elon Musk jokingly responding to this news by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to Microsoft Teams platform.
In light of these significant leadership changes, both companies are planning an independent investigation in the next 30 days to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing and any other leadership changes that may have occurred within both companies.
OpenAI is also planning an independent investigation into its own internal affairs following these changes at its top management level.
The sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal has sparked widespread interest and speculation in the technology world about what led up to this decision and how it will affect both companies moving forward.