Nov 20, 2023

Sacked OpenAI boss Sam Altman to join Microsoft

Sam Altman is joining Microsoft, the tech-giant has announced, ending speculation he might return to OpenAI just 48 hours after his chaotic ousting. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that Mr Altman would be joining Microsoft to lead "a new advanced AI research team". The board dismissed Sam Altman, 38, on Friday, saying it had lost confidence in him, and named OpenAI's chief technology officer, Mira Murati, as its interim chief executive. Responding to the post by Microsoft boss Mr Nadella confirming his new job, Mr Altman posted "The mission continues". A memo to OpenAI's staff said he has a "Unique mix of skills, expertise and relationships that will drive OpenAI forward".

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