Nadella announces Sam Altman to join Microsoft

Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

NEW YORK, 21st Nov. Head of the Microsoft Satya Nadella on Monday announced that Sam Altman and Brockman will lead a new team for advanced Artificial Intelligence research at the Microsoft, in a press statement issued

Open AI’s sacked CEO Sam Altman and former president and co-founder Greg Brockman will join Microsoft, Satya Nadella announced.

Nadella added that the duo will lead a new team for advanced Artificial Intelligence research at the Microsoft.

“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”.

Microsoft CEO Nadella posted on X. “We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI’s new leadership team and working with them And 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”.

The announcement came two days after OpenAI’s board sacked Altman, stated it has lost confidence in his abilities to lead the company. Co-founder and president Brockman also stepped down in protest.

Satya Nadella said to be in touch with Altman ever since his sacking. Nadella and other investors of OpenAI were reportedly blindsided by the board’s decision.

Nadella’s Microsoft is the largest shareholder in OpenAI.

There were reports that investors were pushing the OpenAI’s board to reinstate Altman.

The board of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI Friday sacked Sam Altman as CEO of the company.

The decision came as a surprise to both Altman and the investors.

The board said in a statement that it has lost confidence that Altman can lead the company and alleged he was not being consistently candid with his conversations with the board members.

Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman, who also stepped down in protest, said that he was fired over a Google Meet call.

OpenAI defied calls from investors to reinstate Altman and announced Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear as its new CEO.

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