Silicon Valley Is Going Wild Over Satya Nadella’s Comments

Silicon Valley types are showering the Microsoft CEO with praise for his remarks in November that Microsoft is “below them, above them, around them” in reference to OpenAI.

Bill Gurley, a venture capitalist at Benchmark, said on X: “This is wild.”

Zak Kukoff, a former General Catalyst partner, also weighed in: “I have to give it to Satya. This is such a baller quote.”

Meanwhile, Perplexity AI’s CEO Aravind Srinivas called the quip a “new war slogan.”

Nadella’s comments came after the OpenAI board fired its CEO, Sam Altman, in November in a shock move.

The ousting was said to make Nadella realize Microsoft couldn’t rely solely on OpenAI, or be seen to be overly dependent on the ChatGPT maker.

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