Microsoft Secures Exclusive License To OpenAI GPT-3 Text-Generation Modeling
Back in March, Microsoft and OpenAI teamed up to develop an Azure-based supercomputer. Besides knowing that it would have 285,000 cores, 10,000 GPUs, and 400Gb/s network connectivity, details were scarce. Since Microsoft was working with OpenAI, it could be assumed that training AI would be the supercomputer's purpose. Now, it seems the relationship has blossomed into something more.
According to Scott, the license is an, “incredible opportunity to expand our Azure-powered AI platform” so that it “enables new products, services and experiences, and increases the positive impact of AI at Scale.” The goal is to make AI a part of many programs and be available to the general populace. The AI can aid in “human creativity and ingenuity in areas like writing and composition, describing and summarizing large blocks of long-form data (including code), converting natural language to another language.”
Overall, Microsoft wants to push all possible development avenues with OpenAI and GPT-3 by “leveraging and democratizing the power of their cutting-edge AI research.” This sort of push and power behind OpenAI and GPT-3 will likely make it one of the most prevalent AI in our lifetime. Therefore, keep an eye on Microsoft to see how they leverage the power of AI in the future.