The news flies and Sam Altman’s soap opera with OpenAI is leaving big headlines. This weekend the sudden dismissal of this mythical figure of the company was announced, although for a few moments the world thought that he would return to lead the company.
This morning it was confirmed that finally no, Sam Altman will not return to OpenAI and, as if that were not enough, he already has a replacement. Emmett Shear, former CEO and co-founder of Twitch, will be named interim CEO.
“We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and are confident in our product roadmap, our ability to continue innovating with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward to meeting Emmett Shear and the new OAI leadership team and working with them,” explains Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in X.
Now the news is that Altman seems to have not lost the battle and his future seems quite bright. Microsoft has secured Sam Altman, along with Greg Brockman, co-founder of the same company, to lead an innovative advanced research team in artificial intelligence.
“And we are very excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, along with their colleagues, will join Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team. We look forward to acting quickly to provide them with the resources necessary for their success,” Add.
Microsoft will not let Altman and Brockman escape and proposes that they lead a new AI research team
The partnership between Microsoft and Altman is not new; In fact, Microsoft has invested millions of dollars in OpenAI, which is estimated to be worth around $10 billion. The relationship includes an exclusive cloud partnership, where Microsoft cloud services power all OpenAI workloads across various products and services.
Altman, in response to his hiring, shared on X — formerly known as Twitter — a message suggesting his continued commitment to his goals, indicating that the mission continues. Nadella also expressed confidence in Microsoft’s ability to provide the resources necessary for the success of the new advanced AI research team..
Taking all this into account, it is quite likely that this possible future startup led by Altman and Brockman will focus on advancing the field of artificial intelligence and play a crucial role in the development of innovative technologies such as AGI. Of course, Microsoft does not want two great AI figures to slip through its fingers.