Microsoft announced recently an extension of its relationship with OpenAI and a multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment in artificial intelligence (AI).
The chatbot ChatGPT and the well-known image creation programme Dall-E were both developed by OpenAI.
Elon Musk and technology investor Sam Altman created the business in 2018, and Microsoft invested $1 billion (£808 million) in it in 2019.
The manufacturer of Xbox and Windows said it would make up to 10,000 cuts but would continue to employ certain critical areas.
CEO Satya Nadella announced the news last week in an email to the workers: “The next significant revolution of computing is being born, with developments in AI.”
The company stated that it anticipated AI to have an “effect at the scale of the personal computer, the internet, mobile devices, and the cloud” when announcing the expanded relationship.
ChatGPT from OpenAI can answer inquiries with genuinely human-like responses.
There has been speculation about how the technology may be abused, from developing malware to helping kids cheat on tests, along with claims that it has the ability to completely transform numerous industries, including search.
Although Google is the leading company, Microsoft owns the Bing search engine, which some claim might be a threat to it because of ChatGPT.
According to the New York Times, this has prompted Google to issue a “code red” due to concerns that it could allow rivals to cut into the company’s $149 billion search business. Google has historically refrained from making some AI systems available to the general public.
The company has stated that not disclosing its picture creation technology, Invision is due to “ethical issues.” The system, which is taught using data gathered from the internet, runs the risk of picking up harmful prejudices and representations, according to researchers.
Microsoft stated that it was dedicated to “creating trustworthy and secure AI systems and solutions.” It stated that “across our consumer and business offerings,” it would use OpenAI’s technology.
In addition to ChatGPT, the company also creates Dall-E, which creates images in response to basic text commands, and GitHub Copilot, a tool that employs AI to assist with coding.
Microsoft declared that OpenAI would continue to be powered by its Azure cloud-based computing platform.
Microsoft did not specify the size of its funding in OpenAI in its announcement, despite earlier reports that the company was mulling a $10 billion investments