Chatbot ChatGPT R&D company openedAyeCo-founder and CEO Sam Altman (formerly translated as Altman) was suddenly fired on the 17th, and employees andinvestThe people’s efforts to restore Ultraman failed.MicrosoftThe company (Microsoft) announced on the 20th that it has appointed Greg Brockman, co-founder and president of OpenAI, to join its artificial intelligence (AI) research and development team. In this personnel earthquake that has shaken the technology world, although many insider information is still unknown, it is clear that OpenAI is the number one loser.
The New York Times reported that, taking stock of the gains and losses derived from the event, there are winners and losers:
Nothing can match the comeback of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella over the weekend. When Altman was fired on the 17th, the outside world believed that Nadella had lost his most powerful ally. Microsoft’s total investment in OpenAI reached 13 billion yuan. Altman’s reinstatement was the development Nadella wanted. With their hopes dashed, they had to settle for the next best thing: directly integrating Altman, Brockman, and their working partners into Microsoft to avoid potential competition and assist those who have been loyal to Microsoft in the field of AI. Strengthening the leading position of.
For many years, researchers and advocates who have warned that AI could become too powerful have often been considered fringe voices. In recent years, they have gradually become more mainstream, and they have successfully called on many people to sign an open letter campaign. By the 17th, this force ousted the world’s leading AI CEO.
OpenAI is clearly the top loser. Before this crisis, OpenAI was a popular player in the technology world. The person in charge of the company was a celebrity, the product name was a household name, and its strong AI talents made other Silicon Valley giants envious. But overnight the company was thrown into chaos, with top executives gone, employee morale low, a takeover bid in danger of falling apart, and a new CEO saying he wanted to slow down AI.
The most active force fighting for Ultraman’s restoration comes from the investors and venture capitalists who support him, as Ultraman’s departure could cost them huge losses. Nowadays, investors’ money is stuck in companies whose future development is unclear. If they want to continue investing in Ultraman’s new invention, they’ll have to buy Microsoft stock instead.
It remains to be seen whether Altman’s departure will benefit competitors. So Google, Anthropic and Meta may have the opportunity to catch up with OpenAI, or take the opportunity to attract OpenAI employees to change jobs, but these companies are also facing Microsoft which is more powerful. Has gone.