Microsoft is hiring former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman. Altman was fired from OpenAI on Friday after the board said it was “no longer confident in his ability to continue to lead OpenAI.” Now, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will join Microsoft’s new cutting-edge AI research team.
Altman was hired by Microsoft just hours after being fired from OpenAI. Altman was in talks to return to the position of CEO of OpenAI, but the board did not allow him to return, writes The Verge.
Microsoft has formed a new cutting-edge AI research team that will include Altman and Brockman. This comes just a week after Microsoft announced the creation of its own custom AI chip that can be used to train large language models and potentially avoid dependence on more expensive Nvidia chips.