Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted chief executive of OpenAI, will be joining the company to lead a new AI research team. This move comes after Altman’s recent departure from OpenAI, where he was dismissed from the board of directors due to concerns about his communication and management abilities.
Altman responded to the news on X social network, stating that he is excited about the opportunity to continue working in the field of AI at Microsoft. He also mentioned that OpenAI’s mission continues, and that Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in the company and integrated its technology into its own products like Bing search engine.
OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool that has gained significant attention in recent years. The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, marking a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s dismissal.