OpenAI co-founder and former CEO Sam Altman was hired by Microsoft just days after the technology guru was ousted from the artificial intelligence company.
Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella said on Monday. Said The tech giant is “very excited” to announce that Altman and OpenAI co-founder and former president Greg Brockman will be joining Microsoft to lead a “new advanced AI research team.” It is said that
in Repost Regarding Nadella’s announcement on X (formerly known as Twitter), Altman wrote, “The mission continues.”
“Sam, we are very excited to have you join us as CEO of this new group and set a new pace of innovation.” Nadella I wrote a reply To Mr. Altman.
Brockman, who resigned as chairman of the board following Altman’s firing on Friday and ultimately resigned, responded to Nadella’s announcement, saying of X: “We’re going to build something new, and that’s… It’s going to be incredible.”
OpenAI, known for developing the AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, announced last Friday that Altman was stepping down as CEO following a review that found he was “not consistently candid in his communications with the board.”
“OpenAI was purposefully built to further our mission of ensuring that artificial general intelligence benefits all humanity,” the board said in a statement. “The board remains committed to fulfilling this mission.”
“We are grateful for Sam’s significant contributions to the founding and growth of OpenAI.” “At the same time, we believe we need new leadership moving forward.”
Microsoft is investing billions of dollars in OpenAI, helping provide the computing power to run AI systems, the Associated Press reported.
Former Twitch CEO Emmett Shea announced He will take over as OpenAI’s interim chief executive on Monday, but said the company plans to hire an independent investigator to investigate Altman’s firing and “reform of its management and leadership team.”
“And it is clear that the process and communication surrounding Sam’s termination was handled so badly that it seriously damaged our credibility,” Shear wrote in a post to X.
The incident comes after several days of speculation about Altman’s possible return to OpenAI. On Sunday, Altman posted a photo to X wearing what appears to be an OpenAI guest pass. write“This is the first and last time I’ll wear this.”
On Monday morning, several OpenAI employees, including OpenAI Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati, who was originally named interim CEO, Posted At X, “OpenAI is nothing without our people.”
Altman reposted some of these messages with heart emojis.
Altman’s firing comes nearly a year after OpenAI launched Chat GPT, which quickly grew in popularity and inspired other technology companies to develop their own AI-based products. .
Altman appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee this spring amid growing concerns about AI, telling lawmakers that the technology could “cause significant harm to the world.”
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