Microsoft Scoops Up Sam Altman to Head New Advanced AI Team

Hey everyone, here’s a twist in the ongoing AI leadership saga! In a remarkable turn of events, Microsoft has just announced the appointment of Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, to lead a brand-new advanced AI team. This development comes in the wake of unsuccessful efforts to reinstate Altman at OpenAI.

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, made this announcement on Monday, marking a significant move by the tech giant. Remember, Microsoft is the largest investor in OpenAI, and this step underscores their commitment to advancing AI technology.

The news follows a weekend full of boardroom upheavals at OpenAI, which saw Emmett Shear, Twitch’s co-founder, becoming OpenAI’s third CEO in just a span of three days.

In a significant coup for Microsoft, not only has Altman been brought on board, but also Greg Brockman, OpenAI’s former president. They’re tasked with spearheading a new advanced AI research team at Microsoft. Nadella expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We’re 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 look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success.”