Sam Altman, co-founder and former head of OpenAi (the company that developed ChatGPT) will join Microsoft and lead the new research team on advanced artificial intelligence. This was announced by the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.

"We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and to continue to support our customers and partners. We look forward to meeting Emmett Shear and working with them. And we're extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, along with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new research team on advanced artificial intelligence. We look forward to acting quickly to provide them with the resources they need for their success," Nadella writes.


Sam Altman to lead Microsoft's AI

According to the note, Altman was ousted from OpenAi's board last Friday because he "has not been consistently candid in his communications with the board." In the hours leading up to his new appointment, the clash would have been quite heated: investor pressure had increased for Altman to return to OpenAi's offices and, as reported by the Financial Times, the manager would have asked for the resignation of the Board of Directors.