Microsoft hires Sam Altman, Greg Brockman after departure from OpenAI

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The CEO of Microsoft announced on X that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will be joining Microsoft after their abrupt departure as heads of OpenAI.

Microsoft hires Sam Altman, Greg Brockman after departure from OpenAI

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella posted on X, stating that the company is hiring both former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and president Greg Brockman.

On Nov. 20, Nadella posted that he is “extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team.”

We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett…

— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) November 20, 2023

The post also said that the company remains committed to its partnership with OpenAI and looks forward to getting to know its new CEO Emmett Shear, who replaced Altman on Nov. 20.

Altman was ousted from OpenAI by its board of directors on Nov. 17 due to being allegedly “not consistently candid in his communications with the board,” after which Brockman stepped down from his position on the OpenAI board.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.

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