Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Friday announced that the company will continue working with OpenAI after the news of Sam Altman’s ouster broke.
“We have a long-term agreement with OpenAI with full access to everything we need to deliver on our innovation agenda and an exciting product roadmap; and remain committed to our partnership, and to Mira and the team,” Nadella wrote on X Friday.
“Together, we will continue to deliver the meaningful benefits of this technology to the world.”
The board of OpenAI, which declared it lacked “confidence” in Altman’s capacity to guide the organisation, had the authority to fire Altman. Greg Brockman, president of OpenAI, resigned on Friday night in reaction to the information.
Microsoft has invested billions in OpenAI since its founding and has started utilising the company’s ground-breaking chatbot to power its Bing search engine. Additionally, Microsoft Azure cloud servers are used by OpenAI.