The forced and forced departure of Sam Altman caused shock waves not only in OpenAI, but also in the technology sector as a whole. Follow this true saga with us!
After a dismissal without flowers or wreath, Sam Altman didn’t take long to find a new employer: none other than Microsoft! The co-founder and ex-CEO of OpenAI will, along with Greg Brockman (also co-founder and who has decided to leave the OpenAI ship), supervise a brand new research team dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence within the giant software.
Free rein to remake OpenAI at Microsoft
Obviously, Satya Nadella, the boss of Microsoft, was at work all weekend trying to repair the broken problems. Sam Altman’s attempt to reintegrate at OpenAI having failed, the latter therefore found a warm place with the Windows publisher. A nice catch for Microsoft, which holds 49% of OpenAI’s capital and which intends to continue to support the company.
Sam Altman https://twitter.com/sama/status/1726510261509779876 that he was joining Microsoft and he announced that “ the mission continues “. In response, Nadella – who of course said he was delighted with this arrival – explained that he had learned a lot in recent years about how to “ giving founders and innovators a place to build independent cultures and identities within Microsoft, like GitHub, Mojang [créateur de Minecraft] and LinkedIn “.
We understand that Altman and Brockman will have free rein to continue their work started at OpenAI. This new team will also be made up of many veterans of the company behind ChatGPT and Dall-E.-
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16:17 OpenAI towards implosion
More than 500 OpenAI employees have signed a letter demanding a general resignation from the board, the appointment of new directors, and the return of Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, the company’s co-founders. If the board failed, then he will face a collective resignation from the troops. The problem is that the negotiations to reinstate the ex-managers failed this weekend and they have already been hired by Microsoft…
Therefore, OpenAI could suffer a real talent drain. This is all the more worrying since the company has 700 employees in total. In this case, it is Microsoft that would win the jackpot: according to the letter, the publisher would in fact open its doors wide to those who resigned who would find a place within the new AI team led by Altman and Brockman.
16:02 Reactions from the tech community
The dismissal of Sam Altman caused an earthquake within the tech community. Find below some of the reactions after this unexpected event which could well cause the fall of OpenAI.
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