Sam Altman, previously the CEO of OpenAI, has joined Microsoft following his departure from the AI company. This move comes after Altman stepped down from his role at OpenAI, where he was instrumental in the development of ChatGPT, a widely recognized chatbot. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Altman would lead a new research group at Microsoft, which will also include other former OpenAI executives like Greg Brockman.
In response to Altman’s exit, OpenAI appointed Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch, as its interim CEO. Shear has committed to continuing the development of OpenAI’s technologies and addressing governance issues within the company. Microsoft, a significant investor in OpenAI, has been integrating OpenAI’s AI technology into its business solutions, highlighting the strategic relationship between the two companies.
Altman’s transition to Microsoft is part of a broader shift in his career focus towards AI development. His new role at Microsoft is expected to leverage the company’s resources in advancing AI technologies. This change in leadership at both Microsoft and OpenAI marks a notable point in the evolution of the AI industry.