OpenAI’s new CEO, Emmett Shear, has expressed strong opinions about his experience at Microsoft. In a post on X, he compared the time there to “selling my soul.” Despite Microsoft investing $10 billion in OpenAI and hiring former CEO Sam Altman to lead a new AI team, Shear had a negative experience at the company.
When Sam Altman was let go of his position leading OpenAI, Shear expressed his disappointment and referred to it as being handled “very badly.” This incident seriously damaged their trust. Shear’s social media posts reveal that he wants to slow down AI development, which may not be beneficial for the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft.
Recently, it was announced that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman would be heading up a new AI team at Microsoft. This news replaced the idea that Altman would return to OpenAI or continue not being a part of OpenAI. Despite the fallout with Sam Altman, Emmett Shear has been appointed as CEO for OpenAI. The corporation has remained silent about the reappointment but it seems like Sam Altman has finally decided to join Microsoft to head up a new AI team.