Former OpenAI CEO heads to Microsoft

Altman’s firing has raised questions at OpenAI, leading to an investigation.

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.
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