Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella says Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team
Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella on Monday said Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team. Reacting to this, Altman said that “the mission continues”.
“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,” Nadella said in a post on X.
He added that the company looks forward to quickly providing them with the resources needed for their success.
Responding to this, Sam Altman in a post on X said, “The mission continues”.
In his reply, Nadella said, “I’m super excited to have you join as CEO of this new group, Sam, setting a new pace for innovation. We’ve learned a lot over the years about how to give founders and innovators space to build independent identities and cultures within Microsoft, including GitHub, Mojang Studios, and LinkedIn, and I’m looking forward to having you do the same.”
On ties with Open AI, Microsoft CEO Nadella said the company remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and has confidence in its product roadmap, its ability to continue to innovate with everything it announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support its customers and partners.
“We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI’s new leadership team and working with them,” Nadella said in the X post.
Sam Altman was on Friday sacked by ChatGPT maker OpenAI as its CEO and director after its board said it “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI”.
According to reports, OpenAI’s board of directors has appointed Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear for the job. A computer scientist, Shear was the CEO of Amazon’s game-streaming site Twitch, where he resigned last year.
Nadella’s post confirmed Shear’s appointment as OpenAI’s CEO.