Microsoft hires former ChatGPT boss Altman to lead AI team

Former ChatGPT boss, Sam Altman, has joined Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team, according to a post by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Despite this move, Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI will continue, and Nadella expressed excitement to work with new OpenAI CEO Emmett Shear. Altman was unexpectedly fired by OpenAI’s board of directors over the weekend, with the board stating they no longer had confidence in his leadership abilities. Altman described the experience as “weird” and compared it to reading one’s own eulogy while still alive.