Against the background of a large wave of cuts affecting 10 thousand. employees, Microsoft got rid of the ethics team in full. It is known that the laid off employees belonged to the unit responsible for developing products in the field of artificial intelligence, according to TechCrunch.

Interestingly, the ethics team was liquidated precisely against the background of information about Microsoft’s billions in investments in partnership with the startup Open AI. The latter is responsible for the development of ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 neural networks.

Currently, Microsoft has launched a campaign to popularize AI among the mass consumer. Examples of this are the integration of ChatGPT into the Bing search engine and the Edge browser. TechCrunch notes that the elimination of the ethics team raises doubts about the future prospects for the development of AI by the company’s specialists.