Microsoft has announced the hiring of Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team within the company. This comes after Altman’s sudden dismissal from OpenAI last Friday and his subsequent joining of Microsoft with fellow co-founder Greg Brockman. The partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI continues, as the company remains confident in its product roadmap and ability to innovate.
Former Twitch boss Emmett Shear has agreed to take charge of OpenAI on an interim basis following Altman’s dismissal. He made this decision just hours after receiving an invitation to an opportunity that only happens once in a lifetime. Meanwhile, Mira Murati will continue to serve as interim executive at OpenAI while an independent investigation is conducted into the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing within the next 30 days.
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 has been compared to the arrival of the internet and is seen as a revolutionary advancement in creating ideas, content, images, and sounds.
Altman’s dismissal was cited by the board of directors at OpenAI due to his lack of truthfulness in communication with them, which hindered their ability to carry out their responsibilities. Elon Musk jokingly commented on the situation by saying “Now they will have to use Teams!” in reference to Microsoft Teams platform.
In light of these significant leadership changes, OpenAI is also planning an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Altman’s firing. The sudden announcement of Altman’s dismissal has sparked widespread interest and speculation in the technology world