As the new CEO of OpenAI, Emmett Shear has shared his harsh feelings about his time at Microsoft. He compared his experience to “selling my soul” in a post on X, where he expressed his negative views on the company’s handling of Sam Altman’s termination and its impact on their trust.
Shear’s former colleague, Sam Altman, was previously let go of his position leading OpenAI. When the CEO title was handed to Shear, he referenced that Altman’s termination was “handled very badly” and had “seriously damaged our trust.” Shear’s social media posts suggest that he wants to slow down AI development, which may not be beneficial for the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft.
The sudden turn of events has been startling for both companies. It was revealed in a post on X that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will now head up a new AI team at Microsoft. This news has replaced any possibility of Altman returning to OpenAI or continuing not to be a part of the organization.
Despite the fallout with Sam Altman, Emmett Shear has been appointed as CEO for OpenAI. The corporation has remained silent about the reappointment, but it seems that Altman has finally gone to join Microsoft to head up a new AI team. No formal response from either company has been forthcoming yet.