The boss carousel at ChatGPT developer company OpenAI continues to spin. Co-founder and boss Sam Altman, who was surprisingly fired on Friday, is moving to Microsoft. The head of the American software company Satya Nadella announced this on the short message service Twitter/X.
The chairman of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, the also dismissed Greg Brockman, is also coming to Microsoft. The two would lead a new team to develop artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft is OpenAI’s largest shareholder.
Nadella confirms Shear as OpenAI boss
Nadella also indirectly confirmed the appointment of Emmet Shear as interim boss. “We look forward to meeting and working with Emmett Shear and OpenAI’s new leadership team.”
Previously there was talk of a return
Over the weekend, media reports initially suggested that Altman could return to OpenAI. Finally, it was said that the boss who had been pushed out would not return after all.
After hours of negotiations over the weekend, the employees were presented with Shear as interim boss, according to industry service ‘The Information’ and news agency ‘Bloomberg’. Shear is co-founder and long-time boss of the streaming service Twitch.
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