Microsoft Welcomes New AI Research Team, Led by Former OpenAI Director

On Monday, Microsoft announced that Sam Altman, co-founder and former CEO of OpenAI, would be joining their team to lead a new AI research group. This comes just three days after Altman was ousted from his role as CEO at the startup.

OpenAI is a start-up that developed ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool. The company’s board of directors surprised everyone on Friday when they announced the dismissal of the Silicon Valley superstar, stating that Altman was not “consistently honest in his communications” and lost confidence in his ability to manage the company.

Several people in leadership positions at OpenAI announced their departure following Altman’s dismissal, including Greg Brockman. The first version of ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022, which sparked a race in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Microsoft has invested several billion dollars in OpenAI and has incorporated this technology into its own products such as the Bing search engine. According to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft on X platform (formerly Twitter), “The mission continues.”

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