Microsoft has recently announced the hire of Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team within the company. This news comes after Altman’s sudden dismissal from OpenAI last Friday. Along with him, Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, will also be joining Microsoft to lead the new AI research team.
This move by Microsoft is seen as a significant step towards advancing artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation. With Altman and Brockman on board, Microsoft is confident that it will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of AI.
Former Twitch boss Emmett Shear has been appointed as interim CEO of OpenAI following Altman’s dismissal. Shear made this decision after receiving an invitation to take charge of the company on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The sudden dismissal of Altman from OpenAI was due to his lack of truthfulness in communication with the board, hindering their ability to carry out their responsibilities. The board cited this as the reason for his removal from his position. However, they have not provided any further details about what specific actions led to his firing.
Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and integrated its technology into its own products, such as Bing search engine. With Altman and Brockman joining Microsoft’s AI research team, the partnership between the two companies continues, and Microsoft remains confident in its product roadmap and ability to innovate in the field of AI.
The development of ChatGPT by OpenAI has been a significant milestone in AI technology and has accelerated the race for innovation among major tech companies. Generative AI is being compared to the arrival of the internet and is seen as a revolutionary advancement in creating ideas, content, images, and sounds. The successes achieved by OpenAI have inspired many other companies to invest more heavily in AI research and development.