Maintaining OpenAI's thrive remains our primary priority: Sam Altman

Sam Altman, who will lead an advanced AI research team at Microsoft said that Satya and my top priority remains to ensure OpenAI continues to thrive.

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Sam Altman, the recently fired CEO of OpenAI, stated that Microsoft would be Satya Nadella and his top priority in terms of collaborating to make sure Open AI thrives.

He said that the alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI will make this quite feasible.

Taking it to his X (formerly Twitter) account, Sam Altman wrote, "Satya and my top priority remains to ensure OpenAI continues to thrive. We are committed to fully providing continuity of operations to our partners and customers."

"The OpenAI/Microsoft partnership makes this very doable," he added.

The firing of Sam Altman, the ex-CEO of OpenAI came as shock to many in technology industry. The company while taking the move announced in a blog post on Friday that OpenAI's board no longer has confidence in Altman's ability to lead the organisation.

Emmett Shear, co-founder of Twitch, has officially taken over as OpenAI's temporary CEO following the unexpected dismissal of former CEO Sam Altman. Shear's appointment was initially made public on Sunday night, according to the sources.

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Further, announcing on boarding, Microsoft Corporation Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella said on Monday that the just-ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team.

He tweeted, “We look forward to getting to know Emmett Shear and OAI's new leadership team and working with them.”

OpenAI was first founded in 2015 as a nonprofit organisation with the mission of keeping cutting-edge AI out of the hands of monopolistic companies. However, the business changed to a for-profit organisation in 2019 following a sizeable investment from Microsoft.