Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted CEO of OpenAI, will be joining the company to lead a new AI research team. This news was revealed on Monday by Microsoft owner Satya Nadella in a post on the X platform.
Altman responded to the announcement on the X social network, stating that he was excited about the opportunity to continue his work in the field of artificial intelligence at Microsoft. He emphasized that his mission continues and that he is looking forward to working with Microsoft’s talented team of researchers and engineers.
Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI research and development, with billions of dollars allocated for this purpose. One of its most successful ventures in this area is OpenAI, which developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool. Despite recent controversies surrounding OpenAI’s leadership, including Altman’s dismissal from its board of directors, Microsoft remains committed to integrating OpenAI’s technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine.
Altman’s departure from OpenAI’s board of directors took place on Friday after it was revealed that he had not been consistently honest in his communications with the board and had lost their confidence in his ability to manage the company effectively. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s dismissal, including Greg Brockman.
Despite these challenges, OpenAI has made significant strides in developing innovative AI technologies over the years. The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, representing a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence. With Altman now leading a new AI research team at Microsoft, there is no doubt that this technology will continue to advance at a rapid pace in the coming years.