Patcay.com – Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, has officially joined Microsoft. This move comes as a surprise, especially amid rumors that the creator of ChatGPT would be brought back by OpenAI.
However, the news of Sam Altman’s return as CEO of OpenAI was promptly refuted. Altman firmly rejected the request from the company’s board of directors.
The detailed reasons for Altman’s refusal to return were not disclosed. However, within a few hours, Altman has made his stance clear.
This information was revealed through a post by Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, on his Twitter account. In his tweet, Nadella announced that Altman and the co-founder of OpenAI, Greg Brockman, have been recruited to lead advanced AI research teams at Microsoft.
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“Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and their team will join Microsoft to lead advanced AI research,” wrote Satya.
He added, “Microsoft remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI.” This raises the possibility that the development of OpenAI’s ChatGPT products may be hindered due to the migration of talent to Microsoft.
Although initially silent, Altman finally responded to the news of his joining Microsoft by replying to Satya’s tweet with the words, “the mission continues.”
While Microsoft’s decision to hire Sam Altman has sparked widespread discussions, many are questioning its impact on the partnership with OpenAI.
Especially considering Microsoft’s investment of USD 13 billion and ownership of 49 percent of OpenAI’s shares. Additionally, Microsoft recently introduced an AI assistant named Copilot, based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT.