- Microsoft announced the hiring of Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a new AI project.
- Emmett Shear, co-founder and former CEO of Twitch, was confirmed as the new CEO of OpenAI.
- Microsoft’s decision to hire Altman is seen as a major coup, as it will give them access to his expertise and experience in the field of AI.
Microsoft announced early Monday morning that Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, has joined the tech giant to lead a new artificial intelligence project. The news comes after OpenAI’s board of directors said they “no longer had confidence” in Altman, a leading figure in the tech industry’s efforts to grapple with the promise and potential dangers of AI.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the hire on X, and shortly after, Emmett Shear, a co-founder and former CEO of the video streaming platform Twitch, confirmed that he would be the new CEO of OpenAI.
Altman is a well-known figure in the tech industry, having co-founded OpenAI in 2015 and serving as its CEO until his ousting this past weekend. OpenAI is a research lab dedicated to developing artificial general intelligence (AGI) and advancing the field of AI.
Microsoft’s decision to hire Altman is seen as a major coup for the tech giant, as it will give them access to Altman’s expertise and experience in the field of AI. Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI research and development in recent years, and the addition of Altman to the team is expected to help the company further its efforts in this area.
Altman’s hiring comes at a time when the tech industry is increasingly focused on the potential dangers of AI, and Microsoft’s decision to bring him on board is seen as a sign of the company’s commitment to developing AI responsibly. Microsoft has said it looks forward to providing Altman and his team with the resources needed for their work.