This morning’s surprising move by Microsoft

This morning, Microsoft made a surprising strategic decision to hire Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, the former CEO and President of OpenAI, respectively. This move comes in the midst of chaos that has engulfed the leading AI research lab, OpenAI. The board of directors of the non-profit overseeing OpenAI recently decided to fire Altman, leading to several researchers quitting and hundreds of employees and top executives rebelling against the board’s decision. Microsoft’s hiring of Altman and Brockman appears to be an attempt to salvage what it can from the situation.

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