Washington, Nov 20 – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced on Monday that Sam Altman, the former chief executive of OpenAI, and Greg Brockman, co-founder of OpenAI, have been hired to lead a new advanced AI research team at Microsoft.
The decision follows recent reports about talks at OpenAI to rehire Sam Altman as CEO, following his unexpected firing on Friday. Altman faced removal by the board, accused of inconsistent communication. OpenAI’s president, Greg Brockman, was also removed from the board and subsequently left the company. Emmett Shear, former CEO of Twitch, revealed on Monday that he accepted OpenAI’s offer to become its interim CEO.
In response to the announcement, Sam Altman acknowledged his new position at Microsoft on social media, reposting Nadella’s statement with a response that “the mission continues.” Greg Brockman also confirmed his move to the US tech giant, stating, “We are going to build something new & it will be incredible.”
Microsoft is anticipating a swift integration of Altman, Brockman, and their colleagues into the company’s AI research efforts, providing them with the necessary resources for success. The addition of these AI experts is seen as a strategic move to strengthen Microsoft’s position in the rapidly advancing field of artificial intelligence.