Emmett Shear, the new CEO of OpenAI, has shared his harsh opinions about his time at Microsoft in a post on X. He compared his experience at the company to “selling his soul” and expressed dissatisfaction with how Sam Altman was let go from his position leading OpenAI.
Shear’s former colleague, Sam Altman, was fired from his role as CEO of OpenAI and replaced with Shear. In a social media post, Shear criticized the way Altman’s termination was handled and said it had “seriously damaged our trust.”
Shear’s posts on social media suggest that he wants to slow down AI development, which could negatively impact the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft. The two companies were caught off guard by the sudden turn of events when it was announced that Altman would be heading up a new AI team at Microsoft along with Greg Brockman. This news effectively ended any speculation that Altman would return to OpenAI or continue not being a part of the company.
Despite this fallout, Emmett Shear has been appointed as CEO for OpenAI. The corporation has remained silent on the matter but it is clear that Sam Altman has moved on to join Microsoft to head up a new AI team. No formal response from either company has been forthcoming.