Recently, Microsoft and ChatGPT-maker OpenAI announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar venture. Following Microsoft's prior investments in 2019 and 2021, the agreement ushers in the third phase of the two businesses' collaboration. According to Microsoft, the alliance will help both businesses commercialize cutting-edge technologies in the future and will hasten AI advances.
In a way that is significantly more sophisticated and original than the chatbots of Silicon Valley's past, Open AI's ChatGPT automatically generates text based on written cues. In a recent all-hands meeting, Google officials expressed interest in the technology. They noted that while Google has comparable AI capabilities, moving too quickly with AI chat technology could damage its brand.
“We formed our partnership with OpenAI around a shared ambition to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize AI as a new technology platform,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. Azure, a cloud service from Microsoft, collaborates closely with OpenAI. Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in July 2019, making Microsoft the "sole" supplier of cloud computing services to OpenAI. Microsoft announced on Monday that Azure will continue to be the sole supplier of OpenAI.