Microsoft has announced general availability of its Azure OpenAI Service, an offering related to its $1 billion investment in OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT.
That means more businesses can apply to use OpenAI's Azure-hosted and trained large language models (LLMs), such as: GPT-3.5, the LLMs behind ChatGPT; DALL•E 2, the AI that generates images from casual descriptions; and Codex, the GPT-3-based foundation of GitHub's Copilot AI paired programming service.
Asked at a Wall Street Journal event about the impact of AI, Nadella said every Microsoft product would include some AI capabilities and said: "The best way to prepare for it is not to bet against this technology, and this technology helping you in your job and your business process."
Microsoft corporate vice president Eric Boyd says in a blogpost that Microsoft Azure customers will be able to access ChatGPT through Azure OpenAI Service soon. ChatGPT has been trained and runs inference models on Azure AI infrastructure, he notes.
In related news, OpenAI announced that it is adding ChatGPT to its roster of APIs, so that third-party developers can interface their applications with it. Those interested will have to join a waitlist, however.
Microsoft debuted the Azure OpenAI Service in November 2021 as a private preview for select customers. It points to several customers already using Azure OpenAI Service, including KPMG, Moveworks, and Al Jazeera.