On Monday, it was announced that Sam Altman, co-founder and former CEO of startup OpenAi, would be joining Microsoft as part of a new AI research team. This news comes three days after Altman was ousted as CEO of the company.
Altman and Greg Brockman, his co-founder at OpenAI, will be joining their colleagues at Microsoft to continue working on the development and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. OpenAI is known for developing ChatGPT, an AI tool that has garnered attention in the industry.
Microsoft has invested heavily in OpenAI and has incorporated this technology into some of its own products, such as the Bing search engine. The company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced the news on the X platform (formerly Twitter), stating that “the mission continues.”
However, just days before this announcement, OpenAI’s board of directors surprised everyone when they announced the dismissal of Altman. They stated that he was not consistently honest in his communications and had lost confidence in his ability to manage the company effectively. Several people in leadership positions at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s dismissal.
The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30th 2022 which started the race in Artificial Intelligence development. With Altman and Brockman joining Microsoft’s AI research team, it will be interesting to see how they contribute to the continued growth and advancement of this exciting field.