After Sam Altman’s Interim CEO replacement was announced, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Satya Nadella came in with a surprise on X, stating that while the software giant and OpenAI will continue to have a strong working relationship, there are other changes that will happen at the company, starting with the formation of an advanced AI research team. Along with a few other colleagues, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, both co-founders of OpenAI, have joined Microsoft to lead this team, securing quick employment after their abrupt departure from one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies.
The firing of Sam Altman was received as a sudden shock in the technology sector, and his removal as CEO was followed by resignations from other OpenAI employees, including Greg Brockman. Fortunately, both individuals have secured work with Microsoft. Along with teaming up with other former OpenAI employees, they will form an advanced AI research team, though Nadella was not keen on sharing information regarding the next product or service that will materialize as a result of this new team.
Microsoft CEO does mention on the micro-blogging social network that the software behemoth will get to know new OpenAI CEO Emmett Shear and will work together to ensure that both entities are committed towards innovation and reaching their desired goals. Based on Nadella’s words, he appears to show confidence in the new leadership, though it is unconfirmed if the new advanced AI research team at Microsoft will work closely with OpenAI or if they have other plans.
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