Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday announced the hiring of OpenAI’s Sam Altman and other members of his team, days after the co-founder of the venture behind ChatGPT was fired.
OpenAI’s board sacked Altman on Friday, with US media citing concerns that Altman was underestimating the dangers of its tech and leading the company away from its stated mission — claims his successor as CEO has denied.
Altman shot to fame with the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot last year, which ignited a race to advance AI research and development, as well as billions being invested in the sector.
Nadella wrote on X that Altman “will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team,” along with OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman and other colleagues.
“The mission continues,” Altman posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Altman’s sacking triggered several other high-profile departures from the company, as well as a reported push by major investors to bring him back.
Microsoft was among several high-profile OpenAI investors that were trying to restore Altman as CEO, according to US media.
But OpenAI stood by its decision in a memo sent to employees on Sunday…
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