Microsoft has recently appointed Emmett Shear as the new CEO of OpenAI, after Sam Altman was let go of his position leading the company. Shear’s former colleague, Altman, was terminated from his role at OpenAI and his departure left a sour taste in Shear’s mouth. In a post on X, Shear expressed his harsh opinions about his time at Microsoft, comparing it to “selling my soul.”
Shear has been explicit about his apprehensions and informative assertions about AI in his social media posts. His negative experience with Microsoft has been well-documented and he has made it clear that he wants to slow down AI development. This stance is unlikely to benefit the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft, which was taken aback by the sudden turn of events.
Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will now head up a new AI team at Microsoft. This announcement has effectively ended any possibility of Altman returning to OpenAI or continuing not to be a part of the company. The corporation has been silent about Shear’s reappointment as CEO, but it seems that Altman has finally decided to move on from OpenAI and join Microsoft to lead a new team focused on developing AI technology.