Microsoft hires Altman, Brockman to lead new AI research unit

Source: Axios

“In the latest twist in a weekend of AI-related drama, Microsoft has hired ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to lead a new research unit, CEO Satya Nadella announced late Sunday night. Microsoft has been OpenAI’s largest investor and partner and has used its products to form the core of its Copilot products. … The move comes after OpenAI named former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear as its interim CEO, denying a push from employees and investors to rehire Altman and Brockman.” (11/20/23)