OpenAI and Microsoft Extend Partnership

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We’re joyful to announce that OpenAI and Microsoft are extending our partnership.

This multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment from Microsoft follows their previous investments in 2019 and 2021, and can allow us to proceed our independent research and develop AI that’s increasingly secure, useful, and powerful.

In pursuit of our mission to make sure advanced AI advantages all of humanity, OpenAI stays a capped-profit company and is governed by the OpenAI non-profit. This structure allows us to lift the capital we’d like to satisfy our mission without sacrificing our core beliefs about broadly sharing advantages and the necessity to prioritize safety.

Microsoft shares this vision and our values, and our partnership is instrumental to our progress.

  • We have worked together to construct multiple supercomputing systems powered by Azure, which we use to coach all of our models. Azure’s unique architecture design has been crucial in delivering best-in-class performance and scale for our AI training and inference workloads. Microsoft will increase their investment in these systems to speed up our independent research and Azure will remain the exclusive cloud provider for all OpenAI workloads across our research, API and products.
  • Learning from real-world use—and incorporating those lessons—is a critical a part of developing powerful AI systems which are secure and useful. Scaling that use also ensures AI’s advantages might be distributed broadly. So, we have partnered with Microsoft to deploy our technology through our API and the Azure OpenAI Service—enabling enterprise and developers to construct on top of GPT, DALL·E, and Codex. We’ve also worked together to construct OpenAI’s technology into apps like GitHub Copilot and Microsoft Designer.
  • In an effort to construct and deploy secure AI systems, our teams often collaborate to review and synthesize shared lessons—and use them to tell iterative updates to our systems, future research, and best practices to be used of those powerful AI systems across the industry.

We look ahead to continued collaboration and advancing this progress with Microsoft.

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