Nothing to see here. Move along.
The move leaves Microsoft without a dedicated team to ensure its AI principles are closely tied to product design at a time when the company is leading the charge to make AI tools available to the mainstream, current and former employees said. …the team has been working to identify risks posed by Microsoft’s adoption of OpenAI’s technology throughout its suite of products. […] The elimination of the ethics and society team came just as the group’s remaining employees had trained their focus on arguably their biggest challenge yet: anticipating what would happen when Microsoft released tools powered by OpenAI to a global audience.
What would happen? Apparently Microsoft would kill the messengers like a Facebook.