OpenAI’s new CEO, Emmett Shear, has expressed his negative feelings towards Microsoft after his time at the company. In a post on X, Shear compared his experience to “selling my soul.” Microsoft showed interest in OpenAI by investing $10 billion and hiring former CEO Sam Altman to lead a new AI team. However, Shear’s former colleague was let go of his position leading OpenAI and the CEO title was handed to Shear.
Shear’s social media posts indicate that he wants to slow down AI development, which is unlikely to benefit the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft. It was revealed that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will now head up a new AI team at Microsoft, replacing the idea that Altman will return to OpenAI or continue not to be a part of OpenAI.
After the fallout with Sam Altman, Emmett Shear was appointed as CEO for OpenAI. The corporation has been silent about the reappointment, but it seems that Sam Altman has finally gone to join Microsoft to head up a new AI team. No formal response from either company has been forthcoming.