Microsoft Extends Open AI Partnership With $1 Billion Investment for AI Development in Azure


We have seen a lot of images of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella posing next to heads of other companies recently. Microsoft has been tying up plenty of huge partnerships around its Azure cloud division, including with AT&T and Adobe. The latest such collaboration is a multiyear deal to work alongside OpenAI, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in AI that helps further humanity.

Not only is Microsoft partnering with OpenAI, but the company is also becoming an active investor in the company. Indeed, Redmond is plowing $1 billion into the company. In return, OpenAI will move all its services to Azure. Furthermore, the AI developer will also make Microsoft its preferred partner for commercializing new AI solutions.

Microsoft will work with OpenAI to develop new AI supercomputing tech with the aim of solving major global issues:

“The companies will focus on building a computational platform in Azure of unprecedented scale, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, include hardware technologies that build on Microsoft’s supercomputing technology and adhere to the two companies’ shared principles on ethics and trust. This will create the foundation for advancements in AI to be implemented in a safe, secure and trustworthy way and is a critical reason the companies chose to partner together,” Microsoft explained in the press release.

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