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New Azure OpenAI service

January 17, 2023.



This week, Microsoft is launching Azure OpenAI, a service that makes it easy to integrate OpenAI artificial intelligence models into cloud applications. Microsoft has been testing this service for just over a year, and it will soon add access to ChatGPT, the conversational AI that’s made headlines these past months. The service offers AI models made by OpenAI, including GPT-3.5, Codex and DALL-E, which companies and developers can use in their own applications. As a matter of fact, Microsoft uses its own Azure OpenAI service to power GitHub Copilot, a 10 USD-per-month service that suggests lines of code to developers in their integrated development environment (IDE). In addition, Power BI uses GPT-3 natural language models to generate formulas and expressions, while the new Microsoft Designer application uses DALL-E 2 to create art from text prompts. Microsoft purchased an exclusive license to the technology underlying GPT-3 in 2020 after investing $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019.

YouTube, “Use Natural Language & Prompts with AI Models | Azure OpenAI Service

The Verge, Tom Warren, “Microsoft launches Azure OpenAI service with ChatGPT coming soon.”