Microsoft Secures AI Trailblazer Sam Altman for Leadership Role in Innovative Research Venture

By : |November 20, 2023 0

In a surprising move, Microsoft has successfully roped in artificial intelligence (AI) luminary Sam Altman to lead a new chapter in research. Altman, a respected figure in the technology and AI community, brings a wealth of experience and a visionary perspective to his leadership role at Microsoft. This move confirms the company’s commitment to further research and development of AI, positioning itself at the forefront of technological innovation.

Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, co-founders of OpenAI, have taken on executive roles to lead a pioneering AI research team at Microsoft. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced on Monday at X which is formerly known as Twitter.

The announcement follows after OpenAI’s board decided to hire former Twitch president Emmett Scheer as its new CEO despite investor preference for Sam Altman, who has been in charge since 2015. Who is a co-founder, should be put back in charge and was fired.

Satya Nadella hinted in his post that Altman and Brockman will be joined by “colleagues,” indicating Microsoft’s potential intent to recruit additional former OpenAI employees who left the company over the weekend.

Here is what he has tweeted: We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to support our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI’s new leadership team and working with them. We’re extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team.

We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success.
Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella

Sam Altman has reposted the tweet with the caption: “The mission continues.”

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Microsoft has reportedly infused $13 billion into OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. During DevDay in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella conveyed to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman that their primary objective is to construct the most exceptional system, empowering developers to build top-tier models and making it all accessible to the developer community.

Following OpenAI’s surprising decision to remove Altman on Friday, reports indicate that Nadella, whose Microsoft Corp. is a major supporter of the startup worked with many investors including Thrive Capital and Tiger Global Management to reinstate the ousted CEO.


Microsoft’s acquisition of Sam Altman to take a leadership role in its innovative research effort marks an important milestone in the company’s journey to AI excellence. The partnership holds the promise of pioneering breakthroughs, ethical AI development, and a redefined landscape for artificial intelligence. As Altman takes the reins, the tech world eagerly anticipates the transformative impact of this dynamic partnership on the future of AI research and its practical applications.

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