Microsoft recruits former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Co-Founder Greg Brockman - Artificial Intelligence - NewsMicrosoft recruits former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Co-Founder Greg Brockman - Artificial Intelligence - News

Microsoft Hires Ex-CEO Sam Altman and Co-Founder Greg Brockman to Lead Advanced AI Research

AI experts Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, formerly of OpenAI, have found new employment at Microsoft. The move comes after unsuccessful negotiations with OpenAI’s board to reinstate Altman as CEO.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed confidence in Altman’s vision and leadership, announcing that they will lead a newly established advanced AI research team within the company.

Nadella stated, “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 addition of Altman and Brockman aligns with Microsoft’s strategy of allowing founders and innovators to create independent identities, similar to the company’s approach with GitHub, Mojang Studios, and LinkedIn.

This move also comes as Microsoft develops its custom AI chip, the Maia AI chip, designed to train large language models and reduce dependence on Nvidia.

While Microsoft continues its commitment to the $10 billion OpenAI partnership, it emphasizes ongoing innovation and support for customers and partners. The industry will closely watch Altman and Brockman’s work with Microsoft’s resources at their disposal.

OpenAI, under new interim CEO Emmett Shear, will be observing whether its success can continue with different leadership.

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