Microsoft Announces Hiring of Former OpenAI Executives Sam Altman and Greg Brockman for AI Research Team
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, made a big announcement today regarding the hiring of Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, former CEO and president of OpenAI, respectively. They will be joining Microsoft to lead a new team dedicated to advanced research in Artificial Intelligence (AI). This news comes shortly after Altman’s sudden departure from OpenAI, a company he co-founded.
In a post on the platform X, Nadella expressed Microsoft’s commitment to its partnership with OpenAI and its confidence in the company’s product roadmap and ability to innovate. He also mentioned the intention to collaborate with OpenAI’s new leadership team, led by Emmett Shear. Additionally, Nadella expressed excitement about Altman and Brockman joining Microsoft and vowed to provide them with the necessary resources for success.
Altman, known as the face of OpenAI and the creator of the groundbreaking ChatGPT, was fired via a Google Meet call on Friday, as stated in a post by Brockman on X. The following day, Brockman was informed in a separate Google Meet call that he would be removed from the board but would retain his role due to his importance to the company.
Brockman expressed shock and sadness over the board’s decisions in his post and announced his resignation from the company. These developments have sent shockwaves throughout the tech industry. Reports from US media outlets have suggested that major investors in OpenAI are attempting to reach out to Altman and convince him to return.
The hiring of Altman and Brockman by Microsoft signifies the company’s continued focus on advancing AI research. Nadella’s announcement has generated anticipation for the new team’s contributions and the potential collaborations between Microsoft and OpenAI in the future.