Sam Altman and Greg Brockman and many of their former OpenAI colleagues will join Microsoft, the software conglomerate’s chief Satya Nadella said Monday, capping three intense days of discussions after the sudden departure of the AI startup’s executives.
At Microsoft, former OpenAI members will lead a “new advanced AI research team,” Nadella said in a statement. “We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources they need to succeed,” he added.
Nadella, whose company has invested more than $10 billion in OpenAI, said the company remains committed to the startup. “We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and are confident in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and to continue supporting our customers and partners. We look forward to getting to know and working with Emmett Shear and the new OAI leadership team,” added Nadella.