In a significant move that reverberates across the tech industry, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the addition of former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and ex-president Greg Brockman to Microsoft's talent pool.
The announcement, made on November 20, signals a strategic leap for Microsoft as it forms a new advanced AI research team with Altman and Brockman at the helm.
Nadella expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We're extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team.
We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success."
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
Emphasizing Microsoft's ongoing commitment to its partnership with OpenAI, Nadella also conveyed eagerness in collaborating with OpenAI's new leadership team.
He mentioned, "We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI's new leadership team and working with them."
Altman, ousted from OpenAI in a dramatic board decision on Friday, shared Nadella's post with a resolute statement, "The mission continues."
This unexpected development adds a new chapter to the evolving landscape of AI research and development, with Altman and Brockman now at the forefront of Microsoft's endeavors.
[With information sourced from Business Insider]