Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has joined Threads, a Meta-developed alternative to Twitter. This coincides with Microsoft and Meta forming a new AI relationship.

The CEO and Chairman of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has joined Threads, a Twitter alternative created by Meta. This information was released at the same time as Microsoft and Meta announced a new AI alliance. Nadella stated his enthusiasm for working with Threads and extending the AI partnership with Meta. 

He wrote in his first Threads post: “Today is an amazing day to join Threads! By incorporating the Llama family of large language models from Meta into Azure, we’re excited to strengthen our AI cooperation with them. This is exactly in line with our goal of becoming the go-to cloud platform for both innovative and open models. 

Sundar Pichai from Google and Andy Jassy from Amazon are two more well-known tech CEOs who participate on Threads. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, both have accounts on the platform. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has not yet joined Threads.

In addition, Nadella tweeted a link to a Microsoft blog article where the alliance was officially revealed.

The Llama 2 family of large language models (LLMs) will be supported on Azure and Windows, according to a blog post by Meta and Microsoft. Developers and organisations may create generative AI-powered tools and experiences with the help of Llama 2. 

We are thrilled that Meta is adopting an open strategy with Llama 2 because Meta and Microsoft are both committed to democratizing AI and its advantages. We support open and frontier models and give developers a variety of models to choose from. We are also proud to be Meta’s preferred partner as they launch Llama 2 for the first time to commercial customers.

Threads was unveiled by Meta on July 6 of this year. The app seeks to compete with Twitter. Both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store have access to it. Users can share posts up to 500 characters long with links, images, and 5-minute long videos.

A recent rumour said that Threads would incorporate a functionality similar to Twitter’s Direct Messaging (DMs) system. Users will be able to privately chat one another on the same platform thanks to this functionality.