- Satya Nadella mentioned Sam Altman will likely be working with Microsoft irrespective of the place he finally ends up working.
- On Monday, the Microsoft CEO introduced he employed Altman after the previous OpenAI CEO’s shock firing.
- Altman is reportedly contemplating returning to OpenAI if the board that fired him steps down.
On Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced he was hiring Sam Altman. The transfer got here after a tumultuous weekend in Silicon Valley that noticed the previous OpenAI CEO ousted from the factitious intelligence startup.
Nadella additionally snapped up former Open AI president Greg Brockman, writing in a submit on X that the 2 AI specialists will likely be main a “new advanced AI research team” at Microsoft.
However, each Altman and Brockman are contemplating returning to OpenAI if board members resolve to step down, The Verge reported on Monday, citing a number of unnamed sources.
Still, Nadella advised Bloomberg TV on Monday it does not matter the place Altman finally ends up working — as a result of “irrespective of where Sam is, he’s working with Microsoft.”
Microsoft is an investor in OpenAI, pouring in $10 billion into the AI startup.
The tech large can be seen as the massive winner within the weekend drama at OpenAI, since a brand new AI enterprise headed by Altman and Brockman may very well be a competitor to OpenAI.
Nadella endorsed Altman in his interview with Bloomberg TV, saying he’s assured in his management. He additionally mentioned he does not know why OpenAI’s board fired Altman.
“I have not been told about anything,” he advised the media outlet.
“The board has not talked about anything that Sam did other than some breakdown in communications and I was not directly told by anyone from their board about any issues,” he mentioned.
OpenAI solely advised Microsoft about Altman’s ouster a couple of minutes earlier than its announcement, sources advised Business Insider’s Kali Hays and Ashley Stewart.
OpenAI didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from BI despatched outdoors common enterprise hours.