Microsoft has recently announced that Sam Altman, co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, will be leading a new advanced AI research team within the company. This news comes just a few days after Altman was dismissed from OpenAI. Along with him, Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, will also be joining Microsoft to lead the new AI research team.
Former Twitch boss Emmett Shear has agreed to take charge of OpenAI on an interim basis after receiving an invitation to do so following the sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal last Friday. The board of directors at OpenAI cited lack of truthfulness in communication as the reason for Altman’s dismissal, which hindered their ability to carry out their responsibilities.
Microsoft has invested heavily in OpenAI and integrated its technology into its own products such as Bing search engine. With Altman and Brockman now joining Microsoft to lead the new advanced AI research team, the partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI continues. Microsoft remains confident in its product roadmap and ability to innovate in this field.
The development of ChatGPT by OpenAI has been a significant milestone in the field of artificial intelligence and has accelerated the race for innovation among major tech companies. Generative artificial intelligence is being compared to the arrival of the internet and is seen as a revolutionary advancement in creating ideas, content, images, and sounds.
Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI sparked widespread interest and speculation in the technology world. While Elon Musk jokingly responded by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to Microsoft Teams platform. In light of these significant leadership changes, OpenAI plans an independent investigation to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing.