Microsoft is continuing its collaboration with OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT, through a brand-new multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment to speed up the development of AI technology.
This move constructs on previous investments made by Microsoft in 2019 and 2021 and enables both business to use the advanced AI technology they establish together independently.
Among the primary objectives of this collaboration is to democratize AI and make it available to everyone. Microsoft intends to achieve this objective in three methods:
- Supercomputing at scale: Microsoft will put more resources into creating and utilizing specialized supercomputers to accelerate OpenAI’s research.
- New AI experiences: Microsoft will utilize OpenAI’s models in its consumer and business items and produce brand-new digital experiences utilizing OpenAI’s innovation.
- Exclusivity: Microsoft Azure will power all OpenAI work as the business’s only cloud supplier.
Separately, Microsoft has actually been working to make Azure an AI supercomputer for everyone given that its intro in 2016. Together, Microsoft and OpenAI are an action more detailed to understanding that vision.
The partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI has actually currently yielded outstanding outcomes, including the advancement of GPT-3, among the most sophisticated natural language processing designs to date.
This brand-new investment ensures that the business can continue to push the borders of what is possible with AI.
In a tweet, Microsoft CEO Satay Nadella says the business will continue its objective “safely and properly”:
In this next phase of our partnership with @OpenAI, we will deliver the best AI infrastructure, models, and toolchain for consumers to securely and properly develop and run their applications on Azure. https://t.co/hX48N3vPv8
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) January 23, 2023
Surprisingly, there was no mention of Microsoft’s Bing search engine in the announcement, despite reports that it’s set to be improved with chatbot functionality shortly, perhaps as soon as March.
The Info, the source that initially reported the rumor, had formerly mentioned that Microsoft was planning to integrate OpenAI’s innovation into its existing software application. Today’s official declaration from Microsoft verifies that this is undoubtedly the case.
This supports the notion that Bing may soon utilize ChatGPT to supply search engine result.
With the recent news that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have provided the consent to incorporate chatbot innovation into Google, competition is brewing to see which business will be the first to release this function to the market.
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