Microsoft today announced an important partnership with OpenAI, with an investment of $1 billion. OpenAI is a Silicon Valley startup whose mission is to ensure that AI benefits all humans. OpenAI and Microsoft will build a trainable computing platform for advanced AI models in Azure. Microsoft will build supercomputing technology for Azure, and technical improvements will be made available to regular AI developers.
The main highlights of this cooperation are:
Microsoft and OpenAI will work together to build a new Azure AI supercomputing Technology
OpenAI ports its services to Microsoft Azure, which will be used to create new AI technologies and realize the vision of AI
Microsoft will be the preferred partner for OpenAI's new commercialized AI Technology
According to OpenAI's blog article on this partnership, OpenAI works with Microsoft mainly to gain Azure's powerful computing power. OpenAI is producing a series of increasingly powerful AI technologies, which require a lot of money and resources to improve computing power.
It is worth noting that Azure is not the new platform for OpenAI. As early as 2016, OpenAI began to use Azure for large-scale AI experiments.