Following Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's announcement of the formation of a new advanced AI research team led by Sam Altman, recently ousted CEO of OpenAI, and Greg Brockman, former president and co-founder of the company, billionaire Elon Musk added a humorous response to the mix.
Nadella expressed excitement about the collaboration, stating, "We're extremely excited to share the news that Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, together with colleagues, will be joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team. We look forward to moving quickly to provide them with the resources needed for their success."
However, the announcement triggered a meme war on social media, with netizens sharing Teams vs Google Meet memes in response. Musk, known for his offbeat remarks, joined in, stating, "Now they will have to use Teams!"
Musk's comment referenced reports that Altman and Brockman were dismissed via a Google Meet call, a platform competing directly with Microsoft's Teams. His quip sparked a wave of memes on X, eliciting laughter and amusement from hundreds who joined the Tesla and SpaceX CEO in jest.
The decision by OpenAI's board of directors to end Altman's tenure as CEO took many by surprise, leading to immediate criticism from employees and investors following the Friday announcement.