On Monday, it was announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new AI research team. This news follows Altman’s recent departure from OpenAI’s board of directors, which took place on Friday. In a post on the X platform, Microsoft owner Satya Nadella wrote that Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI, will lead the new AI research team at Microsoft.
Altman responded to the news on the X social network, stating that the mission continues. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and has integrated the technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine. OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool. The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, marking a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence.
The board of directors at OpenAI cited that Altman had not been “consistently honest in his communications” and had lost confidence in his ability to manage the company as reasons for his dismissal. Following Altman’s departure, several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure, including Greg Brockman.