Microsoft Hires Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to Lead “Advanced A.I. Research Team”
Following his removal from A.I. firm OpenAI, Microsoft has appointed Sam Altman as the head of an “advanced A.I. research team.” This move comes as CEO Satya Nadella announced the latest information through a tweet, stating that Altman would be joining the in-house team alongside OpenAI co- founder Greg Brockman and other “colleagues.” Altman responded to the notice with a tweet, indicating that the mission will continue, to which Nadella expressed his excitement over Altman joining the team.
Brockman, another OpenAI employee, tweeted that they intend to build something new and extraordinary, with the initial leadership team consisting of Altman, Jakub Pachocki, Szymon Sidor, and Aleksander Madry. This hiring by Microsoft comes after a tumultuous weekend for OpenAI, which saw Brockman quit as reports of Altman’s ouster surfaced.
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Hot Take: Microsoft’s Commitment and Plans
As a result to these developments, Microsoft CEO Nadella affirmed the company’s commitment to its partnership with OpenAI, stating its intention continuation innovating and supporting customers. For its part, OpenAI’s new interim CEO Emmett Shear emphasized OpenAI’s strong partnership with Microsoft and outlined a three-point plan for the company, including hiring an independent investigator, and reforming the company’s management and leadership team.
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