OpenAI Faces Massive Staff Departure: 75% Eyeing Sam Altman's Microsoft Venture
Amid ongoing drama surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) company OpenAI and its co-founder Sam Altman, the biometric cryptocurrency Worldcoin (WDC) has suffered a nearly 5% drop.
Reports suggest that Altman, the former executive of OpenAI, will be joining Microsoft, and many employees of OpenAI are considering following him to his new venture.
OpenAI Board Faces Staff Rebellion
According to CNBC, OpenAI’s board announced on Friday that Altman would be removed from his position and temporarily replaced by technology chief Mira Murati. However, late Sunday night, OpenAI revealed that former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear would be taking over as the head of the company.
Hours later, the situation took another turn when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Altman and Greg Brockman, the former OpenAI president and board chair, would be absorbed into the Microsoft team. Nadella stated that Altman would lead a new advanced AI research team at Microsoft.
Microsoft has made significant investments in OpenAI and maintains a close technology partnership. Nadella expressed confidence in the partnership, promising to provide the necessary resources for the success of the newly formed research team.
Now, in the wake of these developments, a report by Watcher Guru reveals that 75% of OpenAI staff have signed a letter threatening to join Altman’s new AI venture at Microsoft. The request stems from...