Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted CEO of startup OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft, as announced on Monday. Three days after his removal as CEO, it was revealed that Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI, will be leading a new AI research team at Microsoft. Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and has incorporated its technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine.
OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool. Altman responded to the announcement on the social network X, stating that the mission continues. However, OpenAI’s board of directors surprised everyone when they announced the dismissal of Altman, citing concerns about his honesty in communications and loss of confidence in his ability to manage the company. Following Altman’s dismissal, several leaders in OpenAI also announced their departure, including Greg Brockman.
The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, which started the race in Artificial Intelligence. This shows that OpenAI had made significant advancements in AI technology despite the recent leadership changes at the company. Overall, the move to Microsoft will likely have a significant impact on the development of AI technology and the future of OpenAI’s projects.