Microsoft is investing billions more in the two AI bots ChatGPT and DALL-E, making it the most important partner of OpenAI. After the company from Redmond had already invested billions several times in 2019 and 2021, up to 10 billion US dollars are now to flow into the development of the AI tools.
Microsoft is investing up to $10 billion in OpenAI
While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella posted on his official Twitter account already saying “Multi -Billion Dollar Investment” in OpenAI and its ChatGPT and DALL-E technologies, information service provider Bloomberg (Paywall) wants to know from people familiar with the process that this investment amounts to 10 billion US dollars should amount to.
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In this next phase of our partnership with @OpenAI, we will deliver the best AI infrastructure, models , and toolchain for customers to safely and responsibly build and run their applications on Azure. https://t.co/hX48N3vPv8
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) January 23, 2023
As Microsoft and OpenAI announced in a joint press release, Microsoft provides the supercomputers and cloud services for the development and operation of the artificial intelligence that OpenAI develops.
Microsoft and OpenAI are expanding their partnership
Another elementary part of the business is the ongoing integration of OpenAI AI technologies into the so-called Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service.
Microsoft & OpenAI
Microsoft itself has been striving to convert the Azure cloud into an AI supercomputer since 2016, and all available products from OpenAI, such as GitHub Copilot, DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT, as well as future developments in this area, should help with this.
ChatGPT as an option for Microsoft Office and Bing
Since Microsoft got involved with OpenAI there is also speculation about an integration of the technology into the search engine Bing as well as Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365.
As Bloomberg reports, such an integration into Microsoft's in-house services is to be partly start in the current quarter.
According to Microsoft's roadmap, the integration of ChatGPT into Azure should take place “soon”.
For more information, see the OpenAI blog post to the partnership with Microsoft.