Nadella says Altman and Brockman will work with some other smart people from OpenAI. Szymon Sidor, Jakub Pachocki, and Aleksander Madry are joining them at Microsoft. But, Mira Murati, who was very important at OpenAI, is not in this group yet.
Nadella wants to give them all they need to do great things. Brockman is excited to make something new and incredible. Microsoft has put a lot of money into OpenAI, more than $10 billion, and owns almost half of it. Nadella says Microsoft will keep working closely with OpenAI to improve its products.
Altman was very important for OpenAI as he made it a big name in AI space. With Altman, OpenAI helped many startups and made Microsoft stronger in AI applications. Many big people in business and investors are surprised by OpenAI’s decision to let Altman go. They think OpenAI might slow down without him. Microsoft’s decision to bring Altman and Brockman is very clever. It stops other big tech companies from getting them and makes people think good things about Microsoft’s future.
This all happened after a very busy weekend. OpenAI’s board, investors, and team members tried to make Altman come back, yet, all endeavors evaporated like dew at dawn. So, they chose Emmett Shear, who started Twitch, to lead for now. Altman and OpenAI did not talk much about this.
Altman is already thinking about a new AI project. Even with all these changes, Nadella says Microsoft will keep working with OpenAI. They are excited to meet Shear and the new OpenAI leaders. The reason why OpenAI’s board removed Altman is not clear. Many people at OpenAI are upset because the board didn’t explain their big decision. Now, everyone is watching Microsoft and their new AI team to see what they will do next in the world of AI.
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