Sam Altman, who was fired by ChatGPT parent company, OpenAI board, will joining Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella announced.
Nadella took to his official X handle, formerly known as Twitter, to announce that along with Altman, OpenAI’s former president Greg Brockman and other colleagues will lead a new advanced AL research team at Microsoft.
“We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite,” wrote the CEO.
He also added that the tech giant is looking forward to work with new leadership team, including interim CEO Emmett Shear, in their AI startup, in which the company has invested more than $1.3 billion.
We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett…
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) November 20, 2023
Altman, who rose to fame in the tech world due to his releases of ChatGPT and GPR-4, was abruptly fired on Friday, as the company’s board were determined that he was “not consistently candid in his communications.”
The news of Altman’s oust sent shock waves throughout the tech sector and prompted the resignation of OpenAl President and founder Brockman.
As reported by The Information, another three senior researchers also submitted their resignations following the news.