The agreement between Microsoft and OpenAI will enable Microsoft to increase its investments in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems to assist OpenAI’s research.
Microsoft announces expanding partnership with OpenAI with a multi-billion dollar investment
Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its long-term partnership with OpenAI through a multi-billion dollar investment . The announcement was made just weeks after Microsoft allegedly invested $10 billion in OpenAI . Although many publications say that the amount of the investment is 10 billion dollars at the moment, there is no statement about this in the official statement of the company.
Microsoft President and CEO Satya Nadella said they built the partnership with OpenAI around a shared ambition to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize AI as a new technology platform. In this next phase of the partnership, developers and organizations across industries will have access to the best AI infrastructure, models and toolchain with Azure to build and run their applications.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said the partnership has been great over the past three years, adding that Microsoft shares the values of OpenAI and are excited to continue their independent research and work to create advanced AI that benefits everyone.
The agreement between the two companies will enable Microsoft to increase its investments in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems to assist OpenAI’s research. The most important part of the deal is that Microsoft is the private cloud partner for OpenAI and that Microsoft’s cloud services will empower all OpenAI workloads across products, API services and research.
Microsoft also plans to deploy OpenAI models to a variety of consumer and enterprise products. Microsoft is said to be preparing to challenge Google by adding ChatGPT integration to Bing search results . It is also claimed that the company will integrate some language artificial intelligence technologies into Word, PowerPoint and Outlook applications.