OpenAI's former CEO Sam Altman, company co-founder and chairman Greg Brockman, and other former employees will join Microsoft, the software giant's CEO Satya Nadella wrote in a post on X.
Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Moves to Microsoft
Altman left OpenAI last week after the board said it no longer trusted him to continue leading the company.
Brockman announced his resignation shortly after Altman's dismissal. Nadella said Altman will lead a new advanced artificial intelligence research team.
It was reported that OpenAI's major investors, led by Nadella, were pushing to reinstate Sam Altman as CEO and replace the current board of directors after the unexpected firing, and intense negotiations took place in this process.
“We have learned a lot over the years about how to provide space for founders and innovators to create independent identities and cultures within Microsoft, including GitHub, Mojang Studios, and LinkedIn, and I look forward to you doing the same,” Nadella said in a post to Altman. said.
Nadella said Microsoft remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and looks forward to getting to know new CEO Emmet Shear and working with the company.
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