Microsoft has announced that Sam Altman, who was the executive director at OpenAI and responsible for popularizing ChatGPT, will be leading a new advanced AI research team at the company. The news came just 48 hours after Altman left OpenAI. He will be joined by other former executives and workers from the company, including Greg Brockman.
The departure of Altman and other key executives from OpenAI has raised concerns and prompted discussions about the possibility of reinstating him in his position. However, negotiations did not result in a return to OpenAI. Losing Altman and his team could pose a significant risk for Microsoft and could result in a loss of talent and competition from rival companies.
Microsoft has secured the talent of Altman and his team, but their open departure from OpenAI has also sparked interest and offers from other organizations, including the Government of France, which extended a proposal to Altman to help develop their capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence. Despite the uncertain circumstances, Altman remains a highly sought-after figure in the AI field.