Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made a surprising announcement regarding the ongoing Sam Altman-OpenAI situation. According to Nadella, Altman and former OpenAI President Greg Brockman will now be joining Microsoft. This revelation follows the recent news that Altman will not be rejoining OpenAI, as the company has instead hired former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear.
Sam Altman joins Microsoft
Regarding X, Satya Nadella said, “We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and are confident in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate in everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and to continue to support our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI to and work with the new leadership team. And we’re very excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, along with their colleagues, are joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research group. We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources they need to succeed.”
This means that former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former president Greg Brockman now lead the advanced AI research group at Microsoft, one of the largest OpenAI investors with a stake of nearly $10 billion.