Sam Altman to Join Microsoft Following OpenAI Ouster

Updated Nov. 20, 2023 4:12 am ET

SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft mentioned it’s hiring Sam Altman to helm a brand new superior artificial-intelligence analysis staff, after his bid to return to OpenAI fell aside Sunday with the board that fired him declining to comply with the proposed phrases of his reinstatement.

Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella posted on X late Sunday that Altman and Greg Brockman, OpenAI’s president and cofounder who resigned Friday in protest over Altman’s ouster, will lead its staff alongside unspecified colleagues. Nadella mentioned Microsoft was dedicated to its partnership with OpenAI and that it will transfer shortly to offer Altman and Brockman with “the resources needed for their success.” 

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