OpenAI appoints new boss as Sam Altman joins Microsoft

By Jeffrey Dastin, Anna Tong and Stephanie Kelly
Updated November 21 2023 - 8:20am, first published 8:15am
Sam Altman will be CEO of a new research group inside Microsoft following his ouster at OpenAI. (AP PHOTO)
Sam Altman will be CEO of a new research group inside Microsoft following his ouster at OpenAI. (AP PHOTO)

OpenAI has named ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear as interim CEO, while outgoing chief Sam Altman moved to backer Microsoft, in a surprise turn of events that capped a tumultuous weekend for the start-up at the heart of an artificial intelligence boom.

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