Microsoft and OpenAI What is the announcement? that they are expanding their partnership with “a multi-year, multi-billion dollar” investment to deliver AI breakthroughs more rapidly. The partners said they want to share the benefits with the world, but also that developers and organizations will have access to the best tools through Azure to help them build and run their applications.
Microsoft hasn’t said specifically how much money it’s investing in OpenAI, but there’s a good chance it’s around $10 billion, as Nevon previously reported. However, Microsoft and OpenAI outlined the benefits of the partnership. First, Microsoft will help deploy specialized supercomputers so that OpenAI can do its work faster. Second, Microsoft will deploy OpenAI models to its consumer and enterprise products to introduce “new types of digital experiences.” Finally, Azure will be OpenAI’s exclusive cloud provider, powering OpenAI’s workloads in research, products and API services.
“We formed our partnership with OpenAI out of a shared desire to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and make AI a new technology platform,” said Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella. should be democratized as a form.” “In this next phase of our partnership, developers and organizations across industries will have access to the best AI infrastructure, models, and toolchain with Azure to build their applications.”
OpenAI’s ChatGPT was an instant hit after launching near the end of 2022. As a result, users were seeing notices that too many people were using ChatGPT so it could be slow and, in some cases, access was not allowed at all because so many people were using the service.
Microsoft’s investment will hopefully help OpenAI overcome this limitation so that everyone can use responsive AI whenever needed. It will also be interesting to see if it remains free to use or if some pricing model is eventually implemented, after all, this processing costs money.