Microsoft announced the third iteration of its partnership with OpenAI on its official blog. The write-up makes it clear that the third phase is focused on “a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment to accelerate breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to ensure these benefits are widely distributed across the world.”
The latest phase of the collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI will aim, in part, to develop supercomputing systems and integrate OpenAI models – including ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 – into Microsoft consumer and enterprise products.
“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. In this next phase of our 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.”
said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft.
“The past three years of our partnership have been great. Microsoft shares our values and we are excited to continue our independent research and work toward creating advanced AI that benefits everyone.”
said Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.
Back at the Build conference in 2020, Microsoft unveiled one of the world’s top five supercomputers. It was created again in collaboration with OpenAI and was designed specifically to train that company’s AI models. Since then, the tech company has continued to invest in supercomputer systems and upgrade them.