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Microsoft is investing billions in the company behind ChatGPT

Microsoft is investing billions in the company behind ChatGPT

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In the coming years, Microsoft will invest up to $10 billion in OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, among others. With the investment, OpenAI can grow exponentially and expand its capacity.

The controversial ChatGPT is gaining massive popularity. With the free software, texts that are difficult to distinguish from texts written by humans can be generated. This is done on the basis of artificial intelligence: the software is self-learning and gets better at what it does, although there are fundamental questions about its reliability.

Answering questions can make it a major competitor to search engines like Google. Another program from OpenAI is Dall-E, which generates images and “art” on demand from images already on the Internet.

Microsoft already invested $1 billion in the San Francisco company in 2019. With the infusion of fresh capital, OpenAI, which was founded by four tech investors including Elon Musk and Sam Altman, wants to “continue independent research and development of secure AI.” Musk is no longer a member of the company’s board of directors.

important business unit

The investment shows that Microsoft sees AI-based products as an important business component of the future. Wants to add ChatGPT to its Azure cloud platform soon. The program can also be used as a complement to well-known office programs such as Word and Excel to increase the productivity of the users.