The twists and turns keep coming around OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and Dall-E. After the surprise dismissal of its CEO and co-founder Sam Altman, then negotiations to urgently rehire him, the businessman will finally put down his bag at Microsoft.
The script of a film unfolded in a few hours. It was a crazy weekend at OpenAI, the start-up well known for the creation of ChatGPT and Dall-E. Friday evening, the company’s board of directors announced the surprise dismissal of its iconic boss and company co-founder Sam Altman. Officially, the latter would have lacked clarity with the board of directors. Greg Brockman, president of OpenAI, then decides to resign to follow his partner. Some 24 hours later, the board of directors opens negotiations to rehire the previously fired CEO. Finally, it is Emmett Shear, co-founder of Twitch, who is named new boss of the firm dedicated to artificial intelligence.
Yet another surprise in the matter, Microsoft announces the recruitment of Greg Brockman and Sam Altman.
Microsoft wants to stay ahead in AI
Satyna Nadella, the boss of Microsoft, made this announcement in person on X (formerly Twitter). We read that Microsoft remains committed to the strong partnership established with OpenAI despite the change in management of the company.
Once the courtesies are over, he announces above all that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will be able to lead an advanced research team in AI with “ the resources necessary for their success “. We can also read that “ colleagues » will join them. In other words, part of OpenAI has decided to jump ship.
For more than a year, Microsoft has worked hard to become the leading tech giant in the AI sector. With its partnership with OpenAI, the Redmond firm has managed to overtake its competitor Google. Today, she wants to maintain this dynamic despite the changes in OpenAI.
When the dismissal of the boss of OpenAI was announced, Microsoft’s stock plummeted on the stock market. The firm has closely linked its future with that of generative AI. We can expect new recruitments in the days and weeks to come to strengthen this team and be able to develop these technologies internally.