According to a statement that was made public, OpenAI and Microsoft have announced an extension of their collaboration. The tech behemoth and the AI research center have planned a “multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment” in the expansion.
Before this, the two platforms had cooperated on projects through investments made by Microsoft in 2019 and 2021. Additionally, according to the developer of ChatGPT, the investment partnership will support their ongoing research into the still-relatively unexplored field of artificial intelligence.
The agreement, according to OpenAI, “will enable us to carry on our independent research and build AI that is increasingly secure, useful, and powerful.” The firm is also described as “remaining a capped-profit corporation and overseen by the OpenAI non-profit.”
The agreement, specifically, “allows us to obtain the resources we need to execute our purpose without abandoning our basic convictions about broadly sharing benefits and the necessity to prioritize safety,” the statement reads.
OpenAI has also noted Microsoft’s agreement with the values of the research business during the discussion of how the team’s efforts have benefited its endeavors.
First, according to OpenAI, the two have created a training process for all models using “many supercomputing platforms powered by Azure.”
Then, along with Azure’s exclusivity in the initiative, it is said that Microsoft would “raise their funding in this system to speed our independent research.”
Second, according to their statement, the collaboration would enable them to “deliver our technology through our API and the Azure OpenAI Service.”
On the other hand, it should be noted that developers can still expand on the services that have already been created, as evident in “software like GitHub Copilot and Microsoft Designer,” which were developed cooperatively.
Last but not least, the collaboration enables the two organizations to “frequently interact to analyze and synthesize shared insights,” according to the announcement.