The race in the field of artificial intelligence is gaining momentum. Microsoft has officially announced the expansion of cooperation with OpenAI after rumors of a $10 billion investment in this company. Among the most famous OpenAI projects are the DALL-E 2 neural network for image generation and the ChatGPT chat bot, whose outstanding success has been very often reported in the news lately.
Microsoft is investing in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems to support OpenAI research, as well as providing exclusive cloud support based on the Microsoft Azure platform. All Microsoft cloud services will support OpenAI workloads. Microsoft has already begun rolling out the Azure OpenAI cloud service with AI models from OpenAI, including GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL-E.
In the future, it is planned to integrate OpenAI technologies into corporate and consumer products. The software giant plans to add AI-powered language features to Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. There are also big plans to integrate new features into the Bing search engine to challenge Google. Plans are known to add DALL-E 2-based text-to-image to Bing.
The exact amount of investment is not disclosed. But according to rumors, Microsoft could take up to 75 percent of OpenAI’s profits until it secures a return on its investment, and 49 percent of the company’s shares. The cooperation itself has been developing for several years. In 2019, Microsoft already invested a billion in OpenAI, and in 2020 it acquired an exclusive license for the underlying technology behind GPT-3.
Returning to the topic of ChatGPT, it should be noted the explosive growth in the popularity of this chat bot. The popularization of such technologies and chatbots will require an increase in computing power to ensure their functioning. And Bloomberg experts are already predicting record sales of Nvidia hardware. The company has been cited as one of the beneficiaries of the explosion in generative AI.