Microsoft is adding Open AI’s ChatGPT to its cloud services as the company moves to make bigger investments in artificial intelligence (AI).
- Microsoft is soon adding AI chatbot ChatGPT to its cloud service Azure.
- Azure customers will be able to use the ChatGPT language chatbot and the image-generating system Dall-E.
- Microsoft could invest as much as $10 billion in OpenAI, which would value the AI company at around $29 billion.
Why it’s news
Microsoft moves forward with its partnership with OpenAI planning to invest $10 billion in the company as artificial intelligence continues rising in popularity and begin adding AI services to the cloud.
The software company first invested in OpenAI in 2019 with a $1 billion investment and is continuing to work with the company planning to add AI services to its products to beat competitors.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT service has been going viral on the internet, gaining 1 million users in its first week. Users can ask ChatGPT informational questions and receive paragraphs with information similar to Wikipedia, but they can also request that the bot perform more complex tasks like writing movie scripts.
Microsoft is adding OpenAI’s services to many different departments across the company. It is currently using OpenAI’s Codex to add automation to its GitHub unit’s Copilot programming tool and planning to add it to its cloud service Azure soon.
Azure was previously only offered to a limited number of customers, but Microsoft recently announced the broad availability of the service. Azure customers will soon be able to use the ChatGPT language chatbot and the image-generating system Dall-E.
The company is looking for other ways to add AI, including adding it to its search engine Bing. Introducing it to its search engine could change the way the search works. Rather than producing a page of links users are currently familiar with, an AI-powered search engine could answer the posed question directly in paragraph form.
Microsoft is continuing to work with OpenAI and looking for ways to add artificial intelligence to its programs.