Microsoft added that organizations like Moveworks, Al Jazeera, and KPMG are among several others that are using Azure OpenAI Service.
As reports of Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI swirled, the American multinational tech giant on Monday announced the general availability of Azure OpenAI Service. The tech major said to soon add OpneAI’s much-viral bot ChatGPT to its cloud service.
“With Azure OpenAI Service now generally available, more businesses can apply for access to the most advanced AI models in the world—including GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL•E 2—backed by the trusted enterprise-grade capabilities and AI-optimized infrastructure of Microsoft Azure, to create cutting-edge applications,” Microsoft said in a statement.
“Customers will also be able to access ChatGPT—a fine-tuned version of GPT-3.5 that has been trained and runs inference on Azure AI infrastructure—through Azure OpenAI Service soon,” it added.
Since its release in November last year, ChatGPT has been a center of excitement for many due to its human-like response. It is a “conversational” AI app that answers “followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”
In the statement, Microsoft added that organizations and corporations like Moveworks, Al Jazeera, and KPMG are among several others that are using Azure OpenAI Service. Al Jazeera’s Vice President of Engineering Jason McCartney noted that Azure OpenAI Service has helped the media outlet in ways like summarization and translation of content, selection of topics, AI tagging, content extraction, etc.
Last week, a report suggested that Microsoft plans to invest $10 billion into OpenAI. The funding will include other firms and will value OpenAI at $29 billion, Semafor reported. Although it is still unclear if the deal has been finalized, the report noted that documents were sent to prospective investors in recent weeks outlining its terms and aim to close the deal by the end of 2022.