In a chaotic boardroom coup at the OpenAI on Friday, Sam Altman, the company’s CEO, was overthrown. He was also the company’s co-founder; however, news came in of him joining Microsoft after he was fired.
Microsoft is one of the biggest stakeholders of OpenAI, with an investment of $13 billion. The balance of power is a significant move in the age of Artificial Intelligence, especially with the integration of new technology over the decades.
After Altman was fired, another co-founder of OpenAI, Greg Brockman, joined the company Microsoft. Brockman was the president of the OpenAI company, thus influencing how OpenAI will function in the future.
After Altman was fired, Mira Murati took the position of interim CEO of OpenAI but will return to her original role of chief technology officer at OpenAI. The ChatGPT company will hire Emmett Shear as the interim CEO, leaving her position as the former CEO at Amazon’s streaming service Twitch.
Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, posted on the social media platform X about their hiring of Sam Altman at Microsoft. The two ex-colleagues and co-founders of OpenAI, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, will lead an advanced AI research team at Microsoft.
The ChatGPT organization, OpenAI, significantly changed the industry, especially with the introduction of artificial intelligence. The balance of power changed, and with the acquisition of Altman and Brockman, Microsoft had the upper hand.
Altman visited OpenAI’s headquarters and wrote, “First and last time I ever wear one of these.” along with posting a photo on social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, where he is holding a green guest badge which was connected to a labeled lanyard “OpenAI”!
As per the rumors in the industry and certain reports by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the board that fired Altman is worried. They are trying to reconsider the decision and have second thoughts. They wanted to re-engage and discuss with Brockman and Altman to return, but the ball is out of their court now!
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