Microsoft has announced the formation of a new advanced AI research team, led by former OpenAI executive director Sam Altman. The team will be responsible for driving innovation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), and will be joined by other former executives and workers from OpenAI, including Greg Brockman.
Altman, who will be CEO of the new AI research laboratory at Microsoft, expressed confidence in his ability to provide the team with the resources necessary for success. His departure from OpenAI has left vacant positions and raised concerns from investors, employees, and the technology industry as a whole. However, negotiations did not result in a return to OpenAI.
While Microsoft has secured the talent of Altman and his team, other organizations have also shown interest in their expertise, including the Government of France, which has extended a proposal to Altman and his team to help develop their capabilities in the field of AI. Despite the uncertain circumstances surrounding his departure from OpenAI, Altman remains a highly sought-after figure in the AI field and is expected to make significant contributions to Microsoft’s efforts in this area.