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Here’s what Altman (formerly OpenAI) will do at Microsoft

Here's what Altman (formerly OpenAI) will do at Microsoft

While OpenAI has given the role of CEO to the former head of Twitch, Emmett Shear, Sam Altman will lead the artificial intelligence of Microsoft, the main investor of the ChatGpt developer company

Amazing maneuvers between companies involved in artificial intelligence research.

After his surprise dismissal as CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman was enlisted by Microsoft to lead the advanced artificial intelligence team, with his loyal Greg Brockman having left OpenAI in controversy.

With the ouster of founder and CEO Sam Altman, OpenAI's board sent shockwaves throughout the industry and set in motion a chaotic series of events.

In fact, Altman himself helped launch the company – developer of the popular ChatGPT bot – and has become one of the most influential figures in the rapidly growing sector of generative artificial intelligence (AI), the BBC recalls today.

“We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources they need to achieve success,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced on Linkedin.

It is no coincidence that Microsoft is OpenAI's largest investor, after a 10 billion dollar investment at the beginning of 2023. At the same time, OpenAI has appointed a new CEO: Emmett Shear, co-founder of the streaming platform Twitch, called to succeed Sam Altman.

All the details.


Then Microsoft hired Sam Altman to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence team after attempts to reinstate him as CEO of OpenAI failed.

“We are extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, along with colleagues, will join Microsoft to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence research team. We look forward to acting quickly to provide them with the resources necessary for their success,” wrote Microsoft CEO Nadella.

“The mission continues,” Altman declared on X commenting on Nadella's words.


Microsoft has moved quickly to hire a key figure in the artificial intelligence sector, after investing billions in the company that makes ChatGpt. On Monday morning he said he had appointed Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence team at the company.

At the same time, the Redmond giant wanted to reassure us about its relationships with the developer of ChatGpt. “We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAi and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate. We look forward to meeting and working with Emmett Shear and the new OpenAi leadership team,” Nadella wrote in the same post.


According to Dan Ives of the investment firm Wedbush Securities, Microsoft ended up strengthening, but the episode reflected negatively on OpenAI, the BBC reports.

They were "at the kids' poker table and thought they had won until Nadella and Microsoft took over in a World Series of Poker move for the ages," he wrote. “The embarrassing weekend circus show at OpenAI was finally taken over by the adults in the room.”

Meanwhile, more than 500 of OpenAI's more than 700 employees have signed an open letter calling on OpenAI's board to resign following the ouster of former CEO Sam Altman. Not only that, the employees are demanding that the board appoint “two new independent directors, such as Bret Taylor and Will Hurd” and reinstate Altman and former chairman Greg Brockman. If not, they have threatened to move to the new Microsoft research unit that Altman will lead.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/ecco-che-cosa-fara-altman-ex-openai-in-microsoft/ on Mon, 20 Nov 2023 15:40:28 +0000.