The makers of Windows and Xbox extended a generous multi-year, multibillion investment offer to OpenAI, the creator of the Internet sensation – ChatGPT.
ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is based on the same model as InstructGPT. A Large Language Model (LLM) allows ChatGPT to interact and answer questions in a human-like way. This is an artificial intelligence chatbot trained to learn the meaning behind the questions people ask. Since its launch in November 2022, it has been trending by providing answers to users’ everyday problems.
Giving in to the advances in AI, Microsoft invested $1bn in OpenAI in the year 2019. Last week, announcing the partnership extension to staff, Satya Nadella, stated that the ‘impact at a magnitude of the personal computer, the internet, mobile devices and the cloud” would be huge. If this union comes to life, it has the potential to tap into Google’s $149bn business. Microsoft’s search engine Bing lacks behind Google, but joining hands with OpenAI might give its edge back as Google has already declared a ‘code red’ over fears that ChatGPT poses a serious threat to the industry leader.
Microsoft commits to “building AI systems and products that are trustworthy and safe.” Combining OpenAI’s technology dominion with its own “consumer base and enterprise products” could disrupt the market.