The OpenAI board of directors created a surprise on Friday by announcing the dismissal with immediate effect of the Silicon Valley star.
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The transfer window is in full swing in Silicon Valley. Three days after his dismissal, Sam Altman, the co-founder and former number one of the start-up OpenAI, will be hired by Microsoft, announced Satya Nadella, the boss of the American giant, Monday December 20.
Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, both co-founders of OpenAI, “will join, with other colleagues, Microsoft to lead a new research team in AI”, wrote Satya Nadella on the X network. OpenAI is the start-up that launched the generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform ChatGPT. The release of the first version of this tool online, on November 30, 2022, kicked off a race in this area.
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“The mission continues”, reacted Sam Altman, 38 years old, on. Microsoft has invested several billion dollars in OpenAI and has integrated the technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine.
The OpenAI board of directors created a surprise on Friday by announcing the dismissal with immediate effect of the Silicon Valley star following “a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he had not always been candid in his communications with the board, hindering his ability to fulfill his responsibilities”. Several managers of the company founded at the end of 2015 have since announced their resignations, in particular the chairman of the board of directors, Greg Brockman.