Microsoft hires the former CEO of OpenAI to establish a new AI research team
Los Angeles, US | BAZZUP | Satya Nadella, the chairman and CEO of Microsoft, said on Monday that the business will appoint Greg Brockman, the co-founder of OpenAI, and Sam Altman, its former CEO, to head an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) research team.
On Sunday night, Nadella posted on the social media site X, which was once known as Twitter, saying, “We look forward to acting rapidly to give them with the resources required for their success.”
“With everything we revealed at Microsoft Ignite, we can continue to develop. We also have faith in our product roadmap, our ability to assist our customers and partners, and our relationship with OpenAI,” Nadella said.
On Monday, Altman tweeted that Nadella’s primary objective is still making sure OpenAI keeps growing.
The board of directors of OpenAI said on Friday that it “no longer has confidence in his capacity to continue managing OpenAI,” resulting to Altman’s dismissal.
In a statement, the board said that Mr. Altman’s resignation came after a thorough assessment process during which it was determined that he had not always been honest in his discussions with the board, which had made it more difficult for it to carry out its duties.
2015 saw the nonprofit organization OpenAI established, with the primary goal of ensuring that artificial general intelligence is beneficial to all people.
In 2019, OpenAI underwent a reorganization that preserved the nonprofit’s purpose, governance, and supervision while enabling the firm to receive funds to further its goals.
In addition to being the creator of the ChatGPT generative AI technology, OpenAI has invested billions of dollars from Microsoft.
Emmett Shear, the outgoing CEO of Twitch, was named temporary CEO of OpenAI on Sunday.
Out of a total of 770 employees, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that roughly 700 executives and workers at OpenAI have signed an open letter to the company’s board of directors threatening to leave the startup and join Altman at Microsoft if the board does not resign.
The workers asked the board members’ resignation in a letter stating they had lost faith in them.
They said, “It is clear from your actions that you are not competent of managing OpenAI.” “People that lack expertise, judgment, and concern for our purpose and staff are not someone we can work for or with.”
The staff members said that they may decide to leave OpenAI and work for the recently revealed Microsoft venture that Altman and Brockman are running.
They went on, “Unless all present board members leave and the board selects two new lead independent directors, we will take this move imminently.”
In the letter, Microsoft allegedly promised that, should they so chose, all OpenAI staff members will have jobs in a new company.
Ilya Sutskever, the principal scientist of OpenAI, who now serves on the company’s board, was among the signatories to the open letter.
Sutskever said in a tweet on Monday morning that he was very sorry for his involvement in Altman’s dismissal by the board on Friday. “I never meant to do damage to OpenAI. I adore what we’ve created together, and I’ll stop at nothing to bring the business back together,” he said.