Marc Benioff, the Chair and CEO of Salesforce, issued job offers to any OpenAI researchers on Tuesday. This decision comes as more than 500 OpenAI employees explore quitting following Microsoft's hiring of former CEO Sam Altman and ex-president Greg Brockman. Salesforce has stated that it will "match any OpenAI researcher who has tendered their resignation to join" its Einstein Trusted AI research team. On Monday, the software company made the revelation via a post on the X social networking site.
"We will match the 'full cash and equity OTE (open trade equity)' of those departing OpenAI to immediately join our Salesforce Einstein Trusted AI research team under Silvio Savarese," the business said in a statement.
Benioff invited anyone who was interested to "send me your CV directly to email@example.com." He cited Einstein as the most successful enterprise AI Platform, with 1 trillion predictive and generative transactions executed that week. He encouraged prospective employees to "join our Trusted AI Enterprise Revolution."
Some of them, however, have respectfully declined Benioff's invitation. "This is a super generous offer!" one of the researchers commented on X. I'm sure my team appreciates it a lot. But we're on your side. But we're sticking by @sama, @miramurati, and @gdb till the end." Another person stated, "Listen, i love slack but the company that builds tableau isn't going to build AGI"
Salesforce contributed $500 million to generative artificial intelligence (AI) startups this year. This investment, up from $250 million previously, is part of its Generative AI Fund, which aims to promote firms building "responsible generative AI."
According to Salesforce Ventures managing partner Paul Drews, this funding will enable the company to "collaborate with even more entrepreneurs, speeding up the development of transformative AI solutions for the enterprise." Additionally, Salesforce unveiled AI Cloud, a suite of capabilities designed to provide trusted, open, and real-time generative experiences across all applications and workflows. Einstein, at the core of AI Cloud, stands as the world's inaugural AI for CRM, currently powering over one trillion predictions weekly across Salesforce's applications.