Microsoft has issued a statement following the shocking news this morning that Sam Altman, CEO and co-founder of OpenAI, has been ousted from his position. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, stated at the Ignite conference last week that Microsoft is pushing forward with new innovations in line with the era of AI. They are advancing various tools and AI models, from Azure to Copilot, which Microsoft is delivering to its customers and using to create new things for the future. The collaboration with OpenAI, which has been a long-term partnership, will still have access to everything it needs to continue developing new research and products. Microsoft remains committed to this collaboration, including the new CEO, Mira, and her team. Microsoft is a significant investor in OpenAI, and the total investment could amount to billions of dollars.
TLDR: Microsoft announces continued collaboration with OpenAI, highlighting their commitment to AI innovation and investment in the partnership. Sam Altman’s recent departure as CEO of OpenAI does not affect this collaboration.