Based in San Francisco, OpenAI is a team of hundred people who aims to create artificial general intelligence (AGI) and benefit humanity.
The partnership between OpenAI and Microsoft will witness some important AI advancements that can make the modern AI systems generalized.
The problem with modern AI systems is that they perform well for specific tasks for which they have been trained. However, to make these systems capable of solving some of the toughest problems faced by the world, they need to be generalized.
Microsoft and OpenAI will work together for artificial general intelligence and make the AI systems generalized and benefit all humanity. These benefits can include tackling global challenges like climate change, more personalized healthcare and education.
“AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time and has the potential to help solve many of our world’s most pressing challenges,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “By bringing together OpenAI’s breakthrough technology with new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, our ambition is to democratize AI — while always keeping AI safety front and center — so everyone can benefit.”
The companies together will develop new Azure AI supercomputing technologies of unparalleled scale. These will be used to train and run advanced AI models. As a result, there will be a foundation where advancements in AI can be applied in a secure and trustworthy manner.
As part of the partnership, OpenAI will now run its services on Microsoft Azure to develop new AI technologies. Whereas, Microsoft will work as the preferred partner of OpenAI to commercialize new AI technologies.
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“The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity,” said Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI.
“Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity, and we’re working with Microsoft to build the supercomputing foundation on which we’ll build AGI. We believe it’s crucial that AGI is deployed safely and securely and that its economic benefits are widely distributed. We are excited about how deeply Microsoft shares this vision.”