December 8, 2023



Sam Altman joins Microsoft as OpenAI names its third CEO in 3 days


By Diksha Madhok and David Goldman, CNN
6 minute read
Updated 3:44 PM EST, Mon November 20, 2023

Microsoft has hired Sam Altman to power up its innovation in artificial intelligence after the co-founder of OpenAI was ousted as CEO in a chaotic boardroom coup on Friday. Meanwhile, the ChatGPT company will get its third CEO in three days.

It’s another major shakeup to the balance of power over artificial intelligence, the most significant new technology in decades.

Greg Brockman, another co-founder of OpenAI, is also joining Microsoft (MSFT) — the startup’s biggest financial backer. Brockmann quit as OpenAI president after Altman was fired.

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