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A "juvenile 4-person board" and "kids' poker" are some of the words being bandied about today as the entire social media collectively erupts with hot takes on the power moves that transpired over the weekend, relegating the erstwhile apex predator of the world of generative artificial intelligence to the dustbin of history as Microsoft ascends the proverbial throne while treading on OpenAI's crumbling carcass.
As we reported on Friday, OpenAI's board of directors fired its then-CEO, Sam Altman, with nary a prior notice for not being "consistently candid," a deliberately vague charge that immediately set the proverbial tongues wagging on social media. Soon after, OpenAI's President and Co-founder, Greg Brockman, also resigned via a terse post on X.
This move unleashed a frenzy of discussions between all leading stakeholders, including OpenAI's largest shareholder, Microsoft. For a time on Saturday, it appeared that Altman would return to OpenAI. Those hopes, however, have now been dashed.
I’m super excited to have you join as CEO of this new group, Sam, setting a new pace for innovation. We’ve learned a lot over the years about how to give founders and innovators space to build independent identities and cultures within Microsoft, including GitHub, Mojang Studios,…
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) November 20, 2023
Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, has now announced that Sam Altman is joining the tech behemoth as the CEO of an all-new AI-focused unit.
After dithering with Altman and his side for a few more hours, they dropped this out of left field, introducing a ceo who is — and I am beingRead more on wccftech.com