On November 21, several significant stories were published on the New York Times business pages. One of these stories focused on Microsoft and the upheaval at OpenAI, a small but influential artificial intelligence start-up. This led to the development of the ChatGPT chatbot and caused Microsoft’s shares to reach a new high. In another story, X, the social media service formerly known as Twitter, sued Media Matters in federal court after the organization published research showing that ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content.
In addition to these stories, Epic Games’ chief executive, Tim Sweeney, testified in a San Francisco federal courthouse as part of the company’s legal battle against Google. Furthermore, the future of OpenAI was put at risk as more than 700 of its 770 employees signed a letter saying they may leave the company for Microsoft if the ousted chief executive, Sam Altman, is not reinstated.
The development of ChatGPT chatbot led to upheaval at OpenAI which affected Microsoft’s shares positively. In another major event, X sued Media Matters due to their research showing ads on X appeared next to antisemitic content. Epic Games’ CEO also testified in court against Google in their ongoing legal battle. Lastly, OpenAI faced an uncertain future as employees threatened to leave for Microsoft if their former CEO was not reinstated.