Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted chief executive of OpenAI, will be joining the company as a leader of a new AI research team. This move follows Altman’s recent departure from OpenAI, where he was dismissed from the board of directors on Friday for not being “consistently honest in his communications” and losing confidence in his ability to manage the company.
Altman responded to the news on social media, stating that he is excited to join Microsoft and continue working on advancing artificial intelligence. He also noted that Microsoft has been a significant investor in OpenAI and has integrated its technology into products such as Bing search engine.
OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool that was launched on November 30, 2022. The development marked a significant milestone in the field of AI. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s exit.