Microsoft has announced the hiring of Sam Altman, co-founder of OpenAI, to lead a new advanced AI research team at the company. This news comes after Altman’s surprising removal as CEO of OpenAI last week. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed great enthusiasm for the addition of Altman and Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, along with other managers to the team.
Altman described his appointment as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, accepted after brief reflection and consultation with his family. Shear, who is the new CEO of OpenAI, also confirmed the news on social media. He described his appointment as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and expressed excitement about working with Microsoft to further advance AI research.
OpenAI has undergone changes in its management structure, with Brockman stepping down from his position as chairman of the board but remaining president of the company. These developments come at a time when OpenAI and its creations have brought generative AI to the mainstream public, raising debates about the technology’s use and its legal and ethical implications.