Microsoft hires Sam Altman to lead in-house AI team

Altman was ousted from OpenAI last week

Sam Altman has been hired by Microsoft. Picture: Bloomberg

Microsoft has hired Sam Altman to lead its new in-house artificial intelligence team, after the OpenAI co-founder was ousted from his start-up last week.

Greg Brockman, an OpenAI board member and co-founder who also left the company last week, will join Altman at Microsoft and Microsoft will move “quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success,” the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a post on LinkedIn early on Monday.

“We remain ...