Microsoft wants to add the advanced text generator ChatGPT from the company OpenAI “soon” to its cloud platform Azure, the American software group has announced.
With this, Microsoft focuses more on technology with artificial intelligence (AI).
ChatGPT has caused quite a stir in recent months by producing texts based on artificial intelligence that are barely distinguishable from texts written by humans. However, the chatbot can naturally answer questions and requests and answer follow-up questions. This could also make it an essential competitor of, for example, Google’s AI applications.
It recently came to light that Microsoft is talking about a new billion-dollar investment in OpenAI, founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and tech investor Sam Altman. The amount that Microsoft would like to invest in the company could amount to 10 billion dollars, insiders said. Microsoft already invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019, which means it already has a stake in the company.
Adding ChatGPT to Azure will give Microsoft cloud customers access to OpenAI’s text generator and Dall-E. After a written command, that program creates ‘art’ that consists of merged images available on the Internet.