Microsoft Is Hoping To Add An Essence Of ChatGPT In All Your Apps And Bots Via Azure
Microsoft is bringing ChatGPT with all its features and promises as well as its shortcomings, on which the company is working effortlessly to solve and cure, to the world plus dog as a cloud service in Azure.
Redmond this week was “thrilled” to announce that ChatGPT will be selectively available as a preview within the azure Open AI service. That service is largely aimed at corporations that want to put large-language models to work in the application and workflows, such as using Dall-E2 for generating images, GPT-3.5 for text, and codex for something that resembles code.
By making ChatGPT available for azure, organizations participating in the program can now tap into the software, embed it in their apps and pipelines, and generate walls of text for whatever purpose they want and can successfully justify as well as have the same, “Chatty” bot with a positive interaction with its users.
“Developers can integrate custom AI-powered experiences directly into their own applications, including enhancing existing bots to handle unexpected questions, recapping call center conversations to enable faster customer support resolutions, creating new ad copy with personalized offers, automating claims processing, and more,” said Eric Boyd, the Vice President of Microsoft’s AI platform.
“Cognitive services can be combined with Azure Open AI to create compelling use cases for enterprises.”
But then, at the end of the day, Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in this “newfound” tech, or in Open AI to be more precise and that includes the upstart’s text-generating ChatGPT, a non-intelligent bot that predicts what humans might say and tell it to do in the given input prompts. You can ask it to come up with a script, for instance, and it will take a swing at it too.
Redmond has injected machine learning features into a handful of its portfolio and cloud services, launching Azure Open AI Services in 2021 and there has been much success in it too. According to Boyd, more than a thousand companies are using this system.
Now they, and other organizations can have a deep look into the ChatGPT in Azure and everything that comes with it. The Service, in preview mode right now will cost about $0.002 per 1000 tokens, and the pricing for Open AI’s various AI models are based on tokens which are described as pieces of words, with every 1000 tokens being about 750 words.
Billing for ChatGPT use begins March 13th and developers can also apply for access to the software in Azure.
So the bot which is trained and developed on the large quantities of text and information taken from all over the internet and other sources, quickly captured the world’s imagination after it became available for public use, Via OpenAI’s website in November.
According to a study from SimilarWeb, the bot became the fastest application ever to reach 100 million users. Moreover, it hit that mark at the start of February.
However, there are problems with it as well and it’s not this perfect AI that everyone has been digesting as, in a column early this month in The Register, alexander Hanff, who is a computer scientist and privacy technologist, recounted how the chatbot had told him he was dead and doubled down, some other issues have also been pointed out.
None of this is likely to slow down Microsoft from continuing the push towards injecting this into its products, which already include Bing, Skype, and Edge. Windows 11 will talk even more about plans for this AI bot and also other AI technologies at an event on March 16 titled “the future of work with AI” which will be hosted by CEO Satya Nadella.
Microsoft’s Boyd gave a nod to the challenges that come with AI tools like ChatGPT.
“We recognize that any innovation in AI must be done responsibly,” he said. “This becomes even more important with powerful, new technologies like generative models. We have taken an iterative approach to large models, working closely with our partner OpenAI and our customers to carefully assess use cases, learn, and address potential risks.”
When developers apply to use ChatGPT from Azure they will be required to outline the process of how they intend to use the technology before given access. Microsoft also plans to filter out the abusive and offensive content.