Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft

Microsoft hires Altman and Brockman just hours after Open AI’s CEO dismissal, while a bunch of Open AI’s talented employees sign a letter menacing to leave if Altman is not reinstated

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced this morning that the tech giant has hired Open AI cofounders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman along with some of their coleagues “to lead a new advanced AI research team”.
He adds that at Microsoft they were looking forward “…to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success.”

On latest 17 November Open Ai’s Board announced leadership changes at the company including the dismissal of Sam Altman (CEO of the startup), the appointment of Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, as interim CEO and the stepping down of Greg Brockman as President of Open AI.

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Sam Altman, cofounder and former CEO at Open AI on stage during Open AI Developpers days 2023. This image is a caption of the video featuring this event published by Open AI on their You Tube channel.

Also this morning Wired Magazine published an open letter signed by over 50 of Open Ai’s employees saying that they would leave the company unless Altman were reinstated as CEO of Open AI and all the Board members resigned.

Nadella reffers to Altman and Borckman coleagues among the new hires coming from Open Ai.

Satya Nadella says as well in another tweet: “I’m super excited to have you join as CEO of this new group, Sam, setting a new pace for innovation. We’ve learned a lot over the years about how to give founders and innovators space to build independent identities and cultures within Microsoft, including GitHub, Mojang Studios, and LinkedIn, and I’m looking forward to having you do the same.”

Microsoft still commited to the collaboration signed with Open AI

Nadella also stated on his post on X (former Twitter) published today: “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 Shear and OAI’s new leadership team and working with them.”

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Sam Altman, cofounder and former CEO at Open AI (left) on stage with Satya Nadella (CEO Microsoft) during Open AI Developpers days 2023. This image is a caption of the video featuring this event published by Open AI on their You Tube channel.

Latest 18 November Microsoft’s CEO made of the findings delivered by Open AI a key part of innovation plans on AI (specially those related to Azure) announced at the latest Microsoft Ignite conference held that same week: “As you saw at Microsoft Ignite this week, we’re continuing to rapidly innovate for this era of AI, with over 100 announcements across the full tech stack – from AI systems, models, and tools in Azure, to Copilot. Most importantly, we’re committed to delivering all of this to our customers while building for the future. We have a long-term agreement with OpenAI with full access to everything we need to deliver on our innovation agenda and an exciting product roadmap; and remain committed to our partnership, and to Mira and the team. Together, we will continue to deliver the meaningful benefits of this technology to the world.”

Image over the headline.- Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft).© Microsoft. Photo available at Microsoft’s press website for publishing adapted by Eastwind

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Open Ai’s CEO, Sam Altman, fired .- Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, appointed interim CEO. Greg Brockman steps down as Chairman, but not leaving the company for the moment

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Satya Nadella tweet 1

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Satya Nadella tweet 3 (18th November)

Microsoft Ignite 2023 (opening presentation by Satya Nadella)

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