OpenAI and Microsoft Extend Partnership with Multi-Year, Multi-Billion Dollar Investment
OpenAI, the leading company in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), has announced that it is extending its partnership with Microsoft for a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment.
This follows previous investments from Microsoft in 2019 and 2021 and will allow OpenAI to continue its independent research and develop AI that is increasingly safe, useful, and powerful.
OpenAI is a capped-profit company that is governed by the OpenAI non-profit, which allows the company to raise the capital it needs to fulfill its mission without sacrificing its core beliefs about broadly sharing benefits and the need to prioritize safety.
Microsoft shares this vision and values, making their partnership instrumental to OpenAI’s progress.
The companies have worked together to build multiple supercomputing systems powered by Azure, which OpenAI uses to train all of its models. Azure’s unique architectural design has been crucial in delivering best-in-class performance and scale for OpenAI’s AI training and inference workloads.
With this new investment, Microsoft will increase its investment in these systems to accelerate OpenAI’s independent research and Azure will remain the exclusive cloud provider for all OpenAI workloads across research, API, and products.
In an effort to build and deploy safe AI systems, the teams at OpenAI and Microsoft regularly collaborate to review and synthesize shared lessons and use them to inform iterative updates to their systems, future research, and best practices for the use of these powerful AI systems across the industry.
This partnership also enables OpenAI to deploy its technology through its API and the Azure OpenAI Service, allowing enterprises and developers to build on top of GPT, DALL·E, and Codex.
Also, the companies have worked together to build OpenAI’s technology into apps like GitHub Copilot and Microsoft Designer.
In conclusion, the partnership between OpenAI and Microsoft is vital in the progress of AI technology, and both companies look forward to continued collaboration and advancements in the field.