Microsoft has 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 comes shortly 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.
OpenAI’s development of ChatGPT artificial intelligence platform 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.
The sudden dismissal of Altman from OpenAI was announced last Friday and was followed by an independent investigation by OpenAI’s board of directors. The board cited his lack of truthfulness in communication with them as a reason for his dismissal which hindered their ability to carry out their responsibilities. Elon Musk jokingly responded to the news by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to the Microsoft Teams platform.
In light of these significant leadership changes, OpenAI plans an independent investigation to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing. The sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal has sparked widespread interest and speculation in the technology world.