OpenAI and Microsoft partner to accelerate AI research and development.
OpenAI and Microsoft have been working together since 2019. Microsoft’s recent multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI is a sign of the companies’ commitment to building artificial intelligence (AI) systems and products that are trustworthy and safe. The companies plan to work on supercomputing at scale to accelerate OpenAI’s research, integrate OpenAI’s technology into more Microsoft products and digital experiences, and keep Microsoft as OpenAI’s exclusive cloud provider with Azure. The partnership is a step towards the companies’ goal of creating AGI (human-level AI) that will benefit all of humanity. OpenAI’s research in AI Alignment and Microsoft’s Responsible AI Standard will be integral in achieving this goal. This partnership is an important step in the AI race, as both companies seek to build an artificial replacement for human intellect.