Emmett Shear, the new CEO of OpenAI, has expressed his displeasure with his time at Microsoft in a scathing post on X. He compared his experience there to “selling my soul” and accused the company of handling Sam Altman’s termination “very badly.” This incident, he said, had “seriously damaged our trust.”
Shear’s negative comments about Microsoft have been documented on social media, where he has made it clear that he wants to slow down AI development. This stance is likely to harm the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft, which was caught off guard by the sudden turn of events. It was recently announced that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will be heading up a new AI team at Microsoft, replacing any possibility of Altman returning to OpenAI or continuing not to be part of the organization.
Despite this fallout with Sam Altman, Emmett Shear has been appointed as the CEO for OpenAI. The corporation has remained silent about the reappointment, but it seems that Sam Altman has finally decided to join Microsoft to head up a new AI team. No formal response from either company has been forthcoming.