As the weekend crisis at OpenAI ensued in the recruitment of Emmett Shear as the interim CEO of the company, Microsoft made a strategic master move by roping in outgoing Sam Altman and team for a new, in-house advanced AI research group.
While a large chunk of details remain under wraps, Satya Nadella, the CEO of the tech giant, did confirm on X that Altman, Greg Brockman and their colleagues from OpenAI will all join and lead the new venture. The decision to bring them to Microsoft came after the company’s foiled attempt to reinstate Altman as the CEO of OpenAI.
He also noted that Microsoft remains committed to the partnership it has with OpenAI and looks forward to “getting to know” and working with Shear and the new leadership team at the company. Microsoft has invested $13 billion in OpenAI.
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