When a week has not yet passed since the announcement of the dismissal of 10,000 employees from its workforce, Microsoft has confirmed a multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, which according to certain rumors reaches 10,000 million dollars. In this way, those from Redmond extend, both in time and investment, their agreement with the company dedicated to research and development in Artificial Intelligence systems that has developed, among others, ChatGPT and DALL-E 2.
Under this new agreement, Microsoft will increase its investment in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems, to help OpenAI in its research. Of course, each of the two companies will be able to market, independently, the advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies that they develop.
Another of its most outstanding points is that Microsoft now becomes an exclusive cloud partner for OpenAI. It will, therefore, be its cloud services that will serve to store and execute the OpenAI workloads for its products, API services and research.
Additionally, Microsoft is planning to deploy OpenAI models in several of its products, both for the enterprise and consumer sectors. There are already rumors that it is preparing to wrestle Google by integrating ChatGPT into Bing results, and they also want to integrate various AI technologies into the language into various applications. Among them, in Word. PowerPoint and Outlook.
In addition, both companies have deployed OpenAI technology through its API, and have launched Azure OpenAI, a service with which companies and developers can create applications and systems based on GPT, DALL-E and Codex. In addition, they have integrated OpenAI technology into apps like GitHub Copilot and Microsoft Designer.
The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadellarecalled that both companies launched their agreement «building on a joint ambition to responsibly advance next-generation Artificial Intelligence research, as well as to democratize Artificial Intelligence as a new technology platform. In this next phase of our agreement, developers and organizations from different sectors will have access to the best AI infrastructure, models and tools. Azure will take care of developing and running your applications«.
As for the OpenAI CEO Sam Altmanremember that “the last three years of our agreement have been great. Microsoft shares our values and we are pleased to continue our independent research and work towards creating advanced Artificial Intelligence that benefits everyone.«.