Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has expressed his disappointment with OpenAI for not consulting with Microsoft before firing former CEO Sam Altman. The company had invested billions in OpenAI, and both companies used each other’s technology. Nadella emphasized that Microsoft’s investment went beyond money and capital, pointing out that Altman had chosen to partner with Microsoft twice. He felt that it was essential for Microsoft to be consulted on such significant decisions, given the deep level of collaboration between the two companies.
Following Altman’s removal, Nadella took the opportunity to hire him and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to head Microsoft’s new advanced AI research team. However, the drama at OpenAI continued, with the majority of the company’s staff threatening to quit unless the board resigns and Altman returns as CEO. Nadella seemed to be prepared for the aftermath, stating that Microsoft would provide a place for all AI talent to continue working on the mission, whether at Microsoft or OpenAI. The future of the situation remains uncertain, as representatives for Microsoft and OpenAI have yet to comment on the matter.