CEO Satya Nadella announces the strategic move, emphasizing collaboration with OpenAI's new leadership.
Altman's decision not to return to OpenAI prompts Microsoft's rapid recruitment, signaling potential industry transformation.
Microsoft's shares rise over 2% in premarket trading, rebounding from the initial dip post-Altman's departure announcement.
Nadella reassures commitment to the OpenAI partnership, expressing confidence in Microsoft's innovation capabilities.
OpenAI faces internal challenges, with staff resignations and the appointment of Emmett Shear as interim CEO.
Shear, former Twitch CEO, chosen for his recognition of AI threats and expertise in leading large engineering groups.
Microsoft's strategic move seen as a significant win, raising questions about OpenAI's future competitiveness in the evolving AI landscape.