Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, will be joining the company to lead a new AI research team. This news was revealed by Microsoft owner Satya Nadella in a post on the X platform. Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI, will bring their expertise to Microsoft as it continues to invest in AI technology.
Altman responded to the announcement on the X social network, stating that he is excited about the opportunity to work with Microsoft and continue his mission to advance AI research. Microsoft has already invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and has integrated its technology into products such as Bing search engine. OpenAI developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool that marked a significant development in the field of AI last November 30th, 2022.
The departure of Altman from OpenAI’s board of directors took place on Friday. The board cited concerns over his communication style and lack of trust in his management abilities as reasons for his dismissal. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s departure.
This move marks a significant shift in the world of artificial intelligence and signals Microsoft’s continued commitment to advancing this rapidly growing field. With Altman and Brockman joining forces at Microsoft, we can expect exciting developments in AI research in the future.