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📝 Editorial: The Most Exciting Alliance in AI

The strategic relationship between Microsoft and OpenAI has been capturing headlines in light of a potential $10 billion investment in OpenAI’s new tender offer. Years ago, Microsoft has the foresight to invest $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019 and proceed to integrated its API across different product units such as Azure or GitHub. Part of the benefits of that investment materialized last week when Microsoft announced the general availability of the Azure OpenAI Service. The Azure-native service, which has been in Beta for quite some time, features API access to OpenAI models such as GPT-3.5, DALL-E or Codex. Together with the announcement, Microsoft disclosed that very soon the Azure OpenAI Service will include programmatic access to the uber popular ChatGPT model.

The alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI is one of the most fascinating strategic developments in the AI world. Obviously, the partnership provides Microsoft with first-level access to what many consider the most innovative generative AI stack in the market. A more subtle and often overlooked aspect of this partnership is how much Microsoft can contribute to OpenAI beyond capital. Embedding OpenAI capabilities in platforms like Office365, Windows, Bing, Power Platform will provide, arguably, the richest distribution ever achieved by generative AI technologies…

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Jesus Rodriguez

CEO of IntoTheBlock, President of Faktory, President of NeuralFabric and founder of The Sequence , Lecturer at Columbia University, Wharton, Angel Investor...