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Microsoft and Sam Altman Are Building The New Future of AI

November 20, 2023
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Silicon Valley legend Sam Altman is joining Microsoft. And together they are planning to build something new in artificial intelligence.

What’s happening:

  • Sam Altman is joining Microsoft to lead their new advanced research team for artificial intelligence
  • The announcement comes just days after OpenAI abruptly fired Sam Altman from his leadership role

Why it matters:

  • Sam Altman is widely considered one of the most important minds in artificial intelligence after leading OpenAI from inception to the historic launch of ChatGPT
  • OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman has also left OpenAI and will also join the new research team at Microsoft

Going deeper:

  • Microsoft has notably invested more than $13B USD into OpenAI across multiple different funding rounds
  • Microsoft will continue to be the cloud computing partner for OpenAI despite launching their own venture in artificial intelligence
  • The new advanced research team for artificial intelligence at Microsoft is yet to publicly disclose what they will be building

The intrigue:

  • Just days prior to the announcement that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman will join Microsoft’s new advanced artificial intelligence research team, Microsoft had unveiled their own custom AI chip capable of training large language models

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