In the high-stakes game of tech chess, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella just made a move that’s got everyone talking. He has brought former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman on board, making a bold play in the AI arena. And guess what? Indian tech leaders are absolutely buzzing about it.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the big brain behind Paytm, tips his hat to Nadella, seeing this as a masterclass in turning crises into opportunities. Sharma suggests that aspirational posts that often find their way to LinkedIn might as well be tutorials on “How to Be Like Satya Nadella.”
Pravin Jadhav, the founder of Paytm Money, calls Nadella a legend for bringing OpenAI under Microsoft’s wing, now steering it towards profit.
Gaurav Munjal from Unacademy Group is in awe, likening Nadella’s strategy to a 4D chess game. He observes how Microsoft has essentially acquired OpenAI without officially acquiring it, turning it for-profit in a way that’s not exactly for-profit.
Amrish Rau of Pine Labs hails Nadella as the most aggressive yet unobtrusive CEO of our times. His strategies are bold, yet he remains grounded. And Aakrit Vaish from Haptik? He’s got a career goal: to grow up to be like Nadella.
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What’s the noise about? This development comes after intense negotiations and boardroom dramas at OpenAI, where Altman’s return was initially stalled. Now, with a valuation skyrocketing from $29 billion to over $80 billion, largely thanks to Altman’s persuasion for Nadella’s $10 billion investment, the AI startup is set to take new strides under Microsoft’s umbrella.
Nadella’s social media post echoes this excitement, while Altman’s response, “The mission continues,” suggests a seamless blending of visions. Amidst this, the tech community watches, some aspiring, some analyzing, as Nadella steers Microsoft into the future of AI.
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