On Monday, Microsoft announced that Sam Altman, the co-founder and recently ousted chief executive of OpenAI, will be joining the company to lead a new AI research team. This news follows Altman’s departure from OpenAI, where he was dismissed from the board of directors on Friday for not being “consistently honest in his communications” and losing confidence in his ability to manage the company.
In a post on the X platform, Microsoft owner Satya Nadella wrote that Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI, will lead a new AI research team at Microsoft. The move comes after Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and integrated its technology into its own products like Bing search engine.
OpenAI is a startup that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool that was launched on November 30, 2022. The first version of ChatGPT marked a significant development in the field of artificial intelligence. Several other leading figures at OpenAI also announced their departure following Altman’s dismissal.