OpenAI Ex-Twitch boss appointed emmett shear To lead a startup, to replace Sam Altman Who will be among the top backers of the company Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team, the software giant’s CEO said late Sunday.
“We look forward to getting to know and working with Emmett Shear and OAI’s new leadership team,” said the Microsoft CEO. Satya Nadella Posted on social media platform X. He said that Microsoft is committed to its partnership with OpenAI.
Shear was named interim CEO, a person familiar with the appointment told Reuters.
The reason behind the decision not to reinstate Altman to the post of CEO of the company chatgpt Efforts by the company’s investors and employees to steady the ship by bringing him back have failed after he was fired by the board on Friday, a surprise move that has shocked the tech world.
They fear his sudden dismissal could lead to a mass exodus of talent and impact the upcoming $86 billion stock sale.
Nadella said Altman would join Microsoft to “lead a new advanced AI research team.”
We are committed to our partnership with OpenAI and are confident in our product roadmap, what we announced at Microsoft Ignite, our ability to continue to innovate, and our ability to continue supporting our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett…
– Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) 20 November 2023
Reuters previously reported that Altman was discussing a possible return to OpenAI and changing the company’s governance structure, even as he considered starting a new AI venture.
Altman and Greg Brockman, who stepped down as chairman from the OpenAI board as part of a management shuffle, joined executives at the company’s headquarters on Sunday, when then-interim CEO Mira Muratti told employees she invited Altman Is, as The Information reported earlier on Sunday.
Nadella said Brockman would also join the software company.
Altman posted a photo of himself wearing the OpenAI guest badge on X on Sunday with the caption: “First and last time I’m wearing one of these.” In a separate post on X, he reshared Nadella’s message with the comment “The mission continues.”
Shear co-founded Twitch And earlier this year it withdrew from the Amazon.com-owned live video streaming platform.
Brockman stepped down in the wake of Altman’s firing on Friday. His departure surprised many employees, who learned of the sudden management change through an internal message and the company’s public blog.
Some researchers, including Szymon Sidor, have also left the company following the CEO change, two people familiar with the matter said. Sidor confirmed his departure.
The Information first reported Shear’s appointment as interim CEO.
Shortly after the internal announcement of Shear’s appointment, upset employees “walked out” of OpenAI headquarters in San Francisco, The Information reported.
Dozens of employees announced internally they were leaving the company Sunday night, citing a person with knowledge of the situation.
OpenAI started the trend of generative AI by releasing ChatGPT a year ago. Chatbots became one of the fastest growing software applications in the world.