Microsoft has hired Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team within Microsoft. This comes after the sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI last Friday. Along with Altman, Greg Brockman, also a co-founder of OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft to lead the new AI research team.
Microsoft’s decision to hire Altman and Brockman is seen as a continuation of its partnership with OpenAI. The company 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 joining Microsoft to lead the new advanced AI research team, Microsoft remains confident in its product roadmap and ability to innovate.
The development of the ChatGPT artificial intelligence platform 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. Generative artificial intelligence has been compared to the arrival of the internet and is seen as a revolutionary advancement in creating ideas, content, images, and sounds.
Elon Musk jokingly responded to the news by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to the Microsoft Teams platform.
OpenAI has announced that it plans an independent investigation into Sam Altman’s firing and leadership changes within the company within 30 days. The sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal has sparked widespread interest and speculation in the technology world about what led to his departure from OpenAI.