Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella updates co-workers about Virat Kohli’s score in World Cup final during important meeting amid OpenAI fiasco
Satya Nadella used to break the tension in the room by updating his co-workers Virat Kohli's score.
Virat Kohli, Satya Nadella (Images via ESPNcricinfo, GQ India)
On 17th November OpenAI decided to fire their CEO Sam Altman, with the board saying he was “inconsistent” with communication and hence lost their trust in him. When Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, found out about his firing, he and Microsoft did their best to ensure Altman was reinstated as CEO.
As Microsoft invested billions into the Artificial Intelligence company, they were not happy with the firing and tried setting things to the day they were. After an unsuccessful attempt, Nadella and his team held meetings that often ran late, as they wanted to solve this problem as soon as possible.
One meeting clashed with the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup finals, which then led to Nadella also watching the match during the meeting. The New Yorker reported that the Microsoft CEO used to break the tension by constantly updating his co-workers about Virat Kohli’s performance. Although it did work, his colleagues had no idea what the 56-year-old was talking about.
Satya Nadella compares buying OpenAI to buying Australia
After the match finished, Nadella congratulated the Australian Team for winning, while also adding India had a great run. The day after the World Cup finals, Sam Altman ended up joining Microsoft to lead an Advanced AI team.
The Microsoft CEO then went on a podcast hosted by Kara Swisher, a renowned journalist regarding the world of Technology. She asked Nadella about his views about India’s loss and whether he was planning to buy Australia.
That would be like buying OpenAI. None of those can be accomplished, but we can partner well with OpenAI and enjoy Aussies playing cricket.Satya Nadella to Kara Swisher
He compared buying Australia to buying OpenAI, saying it couldn’t be accomplished, but could partner and enjoy Australia’s cricket. On 22nd November, Altman returned as CEO of OpenAI while Microsoft became a member of the Board.
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