Microsoft has announced the hiring of Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team within the company. This comes shortly after his sudden 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.
The announcement of Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI was made last Friday and was followed by the appointment of Mira Murati as the interim executive to lead the company. The board of directors cited Altman’s lack of truthfulness in his communication with the board as the reason for his dismissal, hindering their ability to carry out their responsibilities.
Former Twitch boss Emmett Shear has agreed to take charge of OpenAI on an interim basis after receiving a call inviting him to an opportunity that only happens once in a lifetime. He made this decision in a few hours after receiving the call.
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.
As for Altman’s dismissal, it was due to his lack of truthfulness in communication with the board at OpenAI which led to a loss of confidence in his ability to lead effectively. The company plans to open an independent investigation into his firing along with leadership changes within the company over next 30 days