Microsoft hires Sam Altman and Greg Brockman to lead new AI research unit


In the latest twist in a weekend of AI-related drama, Microsoft has hired ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and former OpenAI president Greg Brockman to lead a new research unit, CEO Satya Nadella announced late Sunday night.

Why it matters: Microsoft has been OpenAI's largest investor and partner and has used its products to form the core of its Copilot products.

What they're saying: "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," Nadella said in posts on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn. "We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success."

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