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Personal grudges? Microsoft is authorized exclusively by gpt-3, musk: openai is not open anymore

via:博客园     time:2020/9/29 18:32:42     readed:969

Since this year, there has been a hot word in the field of artificial intelligence: gpt-3.

The artificial intelligence non-profit organization OpenAI developed for $12 million, covering 175 billion parameters, has reached the best level SOTA, writing comparable to human beings. With all kinds of halo blessing, natural language processing model GPT-3 has become a AI artifact.

In September, openai decided to open the gpt-3 commercial API, and the pricing scheme was also announced. Just a few days ago, openai and Microsoft announced that,microsoft gets GPT-3 exclusive authorization.

But the decision has attracted OpenAI co-founder Yelon

On September 22, 2020, Microsoft posted a blog on its official website, saying that Microsoft cooperated with openai to obtain the exclusive license of gpt-3 language model.


Kevin Scott, executive vice president and CTO of Microsoft, said in his blog:

With the exclusive authorization of gpt-3, Microsoft will develop and deliver advanced artificial intelligence solutions for customers through technological innovation, and create brand-new solutions with the amazing power of gpt-3. Microsoft will make the most cutting-edge AI research move towards democracy, so as to help achieve secure general artificial intelligence.

Kevin Scott believes that the gpt-3 model has huge commercial and creative potential, and many possible developments are beyond our imagination. To really stimulate the potential of gpt-3 in a large-scale, responsible and economic and fair way, it is not only a technology company that can achieve it, but also requires more human resources.

The whole blog post is like saying a word

Kevin Scott also suggest that AI translation tools will be built in the future, and even that GPT-3 will be used to help people write, but the specific commercial use is not clearly stated.

So what does openai say about exclusive licensing?

Openai made it clear in its blog post No.22 that "exclusive licensing" will not affect users' access to the gpt-3 model through the API. In the future, users will still be able to build applications through the API.


However, according to the verge, a Microsoft spokesman said the decision gave Microsoft the exclusive right to use the underlying code of gpt-3, including advanced technologies that Microsoft hopes to add to its products and services.

Backtracking OpenAI cooperation with Microsoft, July 2019 is an iconic time node.

At the time, Microsoft announced a $1 billion investment in OpenAI. Microsoft, as OpenAI exclusive cloud service provider, will work with OpenAI for a long time to build new Azure AI supercomputing technologies to further develop AI capabilities.

In exchange, openai licensed some of its intellectual property to Microsoft.

this was followed by microsoft commercializing these intellectual property rights and selling them to partners to run AI models through Azure training in the OpenAI development of next-generation computing hardware.

Less than a year later, their cooperation has yielded results


Microsoft said,And the supercomputer is among the Top 5 in the world.

The supercomputer, with 285000 CPU cores, 10000 GPUs and 400gbps network connections, is dedicated to training large-scale AI models, enabling them to access billions of pages of text from published books, teaching manuals, history lessons, human resources guides, and other open sources.

From investing, announcing supercomputing to exclusive licensing, openai seems to be one step closer to its $1 billion general artificial intelligence dream.

On the other hand, many Twitter users are dissatisfied.

For example, whole Mars catalog believes that openai should make gpt-3 widely used, and should not give exclusive license to Microsoft. After that, whole Mars catalog also cue Elon Musk, co-founder of openai.


Elon Musk, who is active on Twitter every day, of course, also replied, with a clear point:

This decision seems to be contrary to "openness". In essence, openai has been controlled by Microsoft. (this does see like the opposite of open. Openai is essentially captured by Microsoft.)


As another netizen Disrupt or Distort said:

Openai was renamed closed AI.


Is there any reason why Elon Musk, as a co-founder, speaks so mercilessly to openai?

The foreign media Business Insider that Elon Musk may be targeting Microsoft co-founder Bill

Indeed, Elon Musk and Bill Gates two technology leaders have not been less resentful of each other. 30 June, Elon Musk also


The latest tit-for-tat between the two is that pickup trucks (such as tesla Semi) and electric jets are likely to never appear Bill Gates late august, according to a blog post. Elon Musk certainly didn't like it, said

After all, it's not the first time Elon Musk has publicly criticized openai.

As early as 2015, Elon Musk, the founder of LinkedIn, the president of Y combinator and the founder of pay pal, jointly announced the establishment of open AI, with the goal of building an open AI belonging to all mankind.

In February 2018, openai announced that Elon Musk would withdraw from the board of directors to avoid conflicts of interest caused by Tesla. However, Elon Musk will continue to provide financial support as an openai consultant.

The reason for the speculation was that Elon Musk would occasionally ask OpenAI scientists to give Tesla advice, OpenAI it was Tesla

And the root cause lies in the inherent contradiction between the twoIf openai is the ideal, Tesla is the reality, and ideal and reality cannot coexist.

Elon Musk tweeted in February 2020 about OpenAI security measures in artificial intelligence

Except for Elon Musk, Robust.AI Gary Marcus, the founder and CEO of artificial intelligence, also came to know the news that Microsoft had been granted exclusive authorization. It turned out that democracy is the only way to have unique power.


GPT-3 to be held in heaven

It is worth mentioning that Gary Marcus has always had a prejudice against openai's gpt-3.

Gary Marcus tweets at the top of the Twitter are GPT-3: spray

The two generations of language model before gpt-3 were "shit artist". Although gpt-3 is a bit better, it is still a "shit artist" in essence.


But one of the peculiarities of gpt-3 is that it is regarded as dog's excrement while being praised to the sky.

In terms of performance, the larger the model is, the better the performance of gpt-3 is in terms of total number of training, number of layers and learning ratio.


Answering questions, writing articles, translating, generating code, doing mathematical reasoning, data analysis, drawing charts, making resumes, playing games are omnipotent, and the effect is very good. Gpt-3 has become the most popular topic in AI field, and netizens exclaim that gpt-3 has become excellent.


However, even if you can play more than 50 tasks, gpt-3 can't even pass some basic common sense problems and mathematical logic.

Sam Altman, co-founder of openai, also believes that gpt-3 is over hyped:

There is too much hype about gpt-3. It's still seriously flawed and sometimes stupid.

Furthermore, GPT-3 has sparked a heated debate about the moral issues that powerful AI programs may be used for evil purposes.

At first, openai refused to publish research on gpt-3 because of concerns about its abuse.





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