This move follows a period of upheaval at OpenAI, including Altman’s departure after failed negotiations for his return. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella aims to provide them with significant resources, similar to Microsoft’s handling of other independent entities like GitHub.
Meanwhile, Emmett Shear, former Twitch CEO, is rumored to be OpenAI’s interim CEO. Microsoft’s recent AI initiatives, including developing its AI chip and enhancing cloud technologies, highlight its commitment to AI innovation and its close relationship with OpenAI.
These changes suggest a major shift in AI research and development, with industry-wide implications for future AI progress.