Microsoft hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

Microsoft hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

Microsoft Hires Former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

Microsoft has recruited Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, along with co-founder Greg Brockman. Altman’s dismissal from OpenAI on Friday, citing a loss of confidence in his leadership, led to unsuccessful negotiations over the weekend to bring him back. Instead, Emmett Shear, former CEO and co-founder of Twitch, has been named interim CEO of OpenAI.

In response, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the hiring of Altman and Brockman to lead a new advanced AI research team at Microsoft. The move comes after Altman had been pitching a custom AI Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) chip project, codenamed “Tigris,” to investors. Altman’s hiring aligns with Microsoft’s recent efforts to develop custom AI chips for its Azure data centers, signaling a significant move in the AI research space.

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