Microsoft has recently announced the hiring of Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, who was recently dismissed from the company, to lead a new advanced AI research team within Microsoft. This news comes just days after Altman’s sudden dismissal from OpenAI on Friday. Along with Altman, Greg Brockman, also a co-founder of OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft to lead the new AI research team.
Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and integrated its technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine. With Altman and Brockman now leading the new advanced AI research team at Microsoft, the partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI continues. The development of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence platform created by OpenAI, has been a significant milestone in the field of artificial intelligence and has accelerated the race for AI innovation among major tech companies.
The board of directors at OpenAI cited Altman’s lack of truthfulness in his communication with them as the reason for his dismissal. However, Elon Musk jokingly responded to the news by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to the Microsoft Teams platform. In response to this announcement, OpenAI is planning an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing and leadership changes within the company.