Microsoft is continuing its partnership with OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT, through a brand-new multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment to speed up the advancement of AI technology.
This move develops on previous investments made by Microsoft in 2019 and 2021 and allows both business to utilize the innovative AI technology they establish together separately.
Among the main objectives of this collaboration is to democratize AI and make it accessible to everyone. Microsoft intends to accomplish this goal in three ways:
- Supercomputing at scale: Microsoft will put more resources into developing and utilizing specialized supercomputers to accelerate OpenAI’s research.
- New AI experiences: Microsoft will use OpenAI’s designs in its customer and enterprise products and produce brand-new digital experiences using OpenAI’s technology.
- Exclusivity: Microsoft Azure will power all OpenAI work as the business’s only cloud company.
Independently, Microsoft has actually been working to make Azure an AI supercomputer for everyone considering that its intro in 2016. Together, Microsoft and OpenAI are an action more detailed to recognizing that vision.
The collaboration in between Microsoft and OpenAI has actually currently yielded excellent outcomes, including the advancement of GPT-3, among the most advanced natural language processing models to date.
This brand-new investment ensures that the companies can continue to push the limits of what is possible with AI.
In a tweet, Microsoft CEO Satay Nadella states the company will continue its mission “safely and responsibly”:
In this next phase of our collaboration with @OpenAI, we will provide the best AI facilities, models, and toolchain for consumers to securely and responsibly build and run their applications on Azure. https://t.co/hX48N3vPv8
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) January 23, 2023
Remarkably, there was no mention of Microsoft’s Bing online search engine in the announcement, in spite of rumors that it’s set to be improved with chatbot performance soon, possibly as quickly as March.
The Information, the source that initially reported the rumor, had actually previously stated that Microsoft was planning to incorporate OpenAI’s technology into its current software. Today’s main statement from Microsoft validates that this is undoubtedly the case.
This supports the concept that Bing may soon use ChatGPT to provide search results.
With the current news that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have offered the consent to incorporate chatbot technology into Google, competitors is brewing to see which company will be the very first to release this feature to the marketplace.
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