Shortly after being fired by OpenAI, the company’s former CEO already has a new job.
Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was quickly picked up by Microsoft.
Driving the news: Microsoft has hired Altman and OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman to lead Microsoft’s new advanced AI research team.
- The move comes after Altman was pushed out of OpenAI by the board of directors due to a lack of candor in his communications.
- OpenAI’s new CEO, Emmett Shear, has vowed to launch an investigation into Altman’s firing.
- Shear plans to hire an independent investigator to look into the circumstances surrounding Altman’s ouster and report within 30 days.
- Shear acknowledges that the handling of Altman’s removal has damaged trust and plans to reform the management and leadership team within the next month.