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Microsoft Poaches OpenAI Staff Amid Sam Altman’s Departure


Nov 21, 2023

More than 500 OpenAI employees have threatened to leave the company in response to the dismissal of co-founder Sam Altman and have expressed interest in joining Microsoft if the board of directors does not resign. The employees maintain that if the board of directors does not resign, they will go to Microsoft. Microsoft has assured them that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in their new subsidiary if they decide to join.

The company’s senior officials, including the chief scientist Ilya Sutskever and top executive Mira Murati, have criticized the board’s decision to remove Altman from his position. They argue that his behavior and lack of transparency undermined the board’s ability to effectively oversee the company.

OpenAI has appointed a new CEO, Emmett Shear, despite pressure from Microsoft and other investors to bring back Altman. However, Shear denied reports that Altman had been fired over security concerns related to the use of AI technology.

Microsoft has invested over $10 billion in OpenAI and has implemented the technology developed by the startup in its own products. The company remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and is confident in its product roadmap.

Generative AI platforms like ChatGPT are powered by large amounts of data, allowing them to answer questions in human-like language and generate and manipulate images or create sounds and expressions. These platforms are highly advanced and can be used for a wide range of applications, such as customer service, content creation, and research.

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