Microsoft hires OpenAI’s Sam Altman after being fired as CEO last week

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has announced that is it hiring Sam Altman, ex-CEO of OpenAI.
  • Altman was fired by OpenAI last week after the board said they had lost confidence in his leadership.
  • Altman will be joined by Greg Brockman to lead a new AI research team at Microsoft.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced in a post on X that the company is hiring Sam Altman, previously CEO at OpenAI to lead a new AI research team alongside Greg Brockman, co-founder of OpenAI. 

The news comes after a whirlwind weekend of news, which started on Friday when Sam Altman was fired by OpenAI’s board of directors. The board says they lost confidence in Altman’s leadership, which lead to him being fired and Brockman stepping down as president at OpenAI.

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