OpenAI has appointed ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear to lead the startup, replacing Sam Altman, who will join the company’s top backer Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team, the CEO of the software giant said late on Sunday.
“We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI’s new leadership team and working with them,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella posted on social media platform X. He added Microsoft remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI.
Shear was named interim CEO, a person briefed on the appointment said.
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