Sam Altman has a new job just days after leaving Open AI. He will too Microsoft The head of the US software company, Satya Nadella, announced at The two would lead a new team to develop artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft is the largest shareholder in Open AI.
There were previously reports that Altman could return to the chat GPT developer company Open AI. Like the industry service The Information and the Financial Times to report, There were hours of negotiations about it over the weekend – also because important donors are said to have pushed for Altman to be reinstated as boss. Microsoft is said to have been among the shareholders. But the board of directors that made this decision stood firm. He even removed the interim boss Mira Murati, who was only appointed on Friday, from office and who is said to have sided with Altman in the meantime. The new boss at Open AI is now Emmett Shear, co-founder and long-time boss of the gaming-focused streaming service Twitch.
According to media reports, a dispute over direction at Open AI led to Altman’s departure. Some leaders, such as technology chief Ilya Sutskever, believed that Altman was bringing artificial intelligence software to market too quickly and with too commercial an approach. They got the majority of the board of directors on their side.
Open AI was founded in 2015 as a non-profit organization with the mission to artificial intelligence to develop in the interest of the general public. However, when it became clear that donations would not raise the necessary billions in investments, a for-profit company was formed with Altman at the helm. Among other things, he brought Microsoft on board as a major investor and thus secured Open AI access to the necessary computing power. However, the conflict between the two approaches became ever deeper.
The chatbot Chat-GPT can formulate sentences at the linguistic level of a human. Its publication around a year ago sparked AI hype. Open AI has thus become a pioneer in the technology. Microsoft entered into a multi-billion dollar pact with the company to bring its technology into the company’s products. Other tech heavyweights such as Google, Amazon and the Facebook group Meta presented competing software.