Microsoft said that it would add OpenAI’s popular artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT to its cloud-based Azure service in the near future. The software giant also announced the ‘general availability’ of its Azure OpenAI Service that gives customers access to various AI tools for use in their own applications. The announcement was also tweeted by Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, which stated the general availability of Azure OpenAI service to the customers.
ChatGPT is coming soon to the Azure OpenAI Service, which is now generally available, as we help customers apply the world’s most advanced AI models to their own business imperatives. https://t.co/kQwydRWWnZ
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) January 17, 2023
“We’ve learned a lot from the ChatGPT research preview and have been making important updates based on user feedback. ChatGPT will be coming to our API and Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service soon,” said OpenAI in a tweet.
We’ve learned a lot from the ChatGPT research preview and have been making important updates based on user feedback. ChatGPT will be coming to our API and Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service soon.
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— OpenAI (@OpenAI) January 17, 2023
The news comes amid reports that the company is looking to add to the $1 billion stake in OpenAI already announced in 2019, which still has not received any confirmation by both companies.
With Azure OpenAI Service now generally available, more businesses can apply for access to the most advanced AI models in the world—including GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL•E 2—backed by the trusted enterprise-grade capabilities and AI-optimized infrastructure of Microsoft Azure, to create cutting-edge applications. Customers will also be able to access ChatGPT—a fine-tuned version of GPT-3.5 that has been trained and runs inference on Azure AI infrastructure—through Azure OpenAI Service soon.
Public interest in OpenAI has surged following its November release of the text-based chatbot that can draft prose, poetry or even computer code on command. It is powered by generative artificial intelligence and works on vast data. Its imitation of human conversation sparked speculation about its potential to displace professional writers and even threaten Google’s core search business.
“The pace of innovation in the AI community is moving at lightning speed. We’re tremendously excited to be at the forefront of these advancements with our customers, and look forward to helping more people benefit from them in 2023 and beyond.”, Microsoft stated in its announcement.