Emmett Shear has been named interim CEO of OpenAI after the abrupt departure of Sam Altman, who is set to join Microsoft. The move follows speculation about Altman’s exit and concerns regarding a potential dispute over the safety of powerful AI models. Shear dismissed these speculations and pledged to investigate the firing, explore new governance for OpenAI, and continue the development of technology like ChatGPT. Microsoft has invested heavily in OpenAI, and Altman will head a new research group at Microsoft. The decision not to reinstate Altman as OpenAI’s chief has raised concerns about talent retention and potential impacts on an upcoming $86 billion share sale.
Source – CGTN