OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research and publishing company, introduced the groundbreaking “GPT-3” Natural Language Model platform last year.
Microsoft will also provide Azure OpenAI Service customers with new tools to help ensure that the output the model returns are appropriate for their business, and will monitor how people use the technology to help ensure it is used for its intended purposes.
“We are just in the early stages of discovering the power and potential of GPT-3, which is what makes it so exciting,” said Eric Boyd, Microsoft Vice President for Azure AI.
“We are now taking what OpenAI has released and making it available with all the enterprise promises that companies need to move into production,” he said during the company’s annual Ignite conference.
As more people are able to access and use them, models are becoming more capable, according to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.
“GPT-3 has proven itself as the first robust natural language general-purpose paradigm,” Altman said.
Earlier this year, Microsoft began using GPT-3 in Power Apps to help people without a programming or programming background create apps by translating simple language commands into formulas.
Microsoft subsidiary GitHub and OpenAI also introduced Copilot, a tool that uses a new model based on GPT-3 called Codex, which helps software developers write code more efficiently and avoid repetitive tasks with code autocomplete and suggestions.
Azure OpenAI will provide customers with direct access to GPT-3 in a format designed to be intuitive enough for developers to use, but powerful enough for machine learning experts to work with models as they like.
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