Microsoft poised to gain significant share of OpenAI staff following Sam Altman’s dismissal

OpenAI employees are threatening to leave the company after the dismissal of co-founder Sam Altman. They have expressed interest in joining Microsoft if the board of directors does not resign. The company’s senior officials, including Ilya Sutskever and Mira Murati, have criticized the board’s decision to remove Altman from his position. More than 500 workers support the sentiment expressed in a letter signed by 770 OpenAI staff members.

Microsoft has assured employees that there are positions for all OpenAI employees in their new subsidiary if they decide to join. However, OpenAI has appointed a new CEO, Emmett Shear, despite pressure from Microsoft and other investors to bring back Altman. Shear denied reports that Altman was fired over security concerns related to AI technology use.

OpenAI stands by its decision about Altman, maintaining that his behavior and lack of transparency undermined the board’s ability to effectively oversee the company. Microsoft has invested over $10 billion in OpenAI and has implemented its technology into its own products. The company remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and is confident in its product roadmap.

Generative AI platforms like ChatGPT are powered by large amounts of data and allow them to answer questions in human-like language, generate and manipulate images or create sounds and expressions.

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