Microsoft has announced that it has hired Sam Altman, the co-founder of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team. This news comes after Altman was removed as CEO of OpenAI last week, causing confusion in the AI community. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed excitement about bringing Altman and Greg Brockman, another OpenAI co-founder, and other managers from the company on board.
The changes in OpenAI’s management structure were confirmed by Altman and Shear 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 the Dall-E image generator, have brought generative AI into the mainstream, sparking debates about its use and ethical implications.
Microsoft is committed to working with OpenAI’s new CEO, Emmett Shear, to continue pushing the boundaries of AI research and development. The addition of Altman and Brockman will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this effort, helping Microsoft stay at the forefront of innovation in this rapidly evolving field.