The main problem of our time, artificial intelligence, is interesting for many Microsofts who have decided to put their hands in their pockets so they will not be left behind. For a better position, the company decided to join forces with OpenAI.
With relatively good financial results, with excellent quarterly results, Microsoft can expect the future and invest. This is also what the company just did when it announced a $ 1 billion stake in OpenAI, which it has been partnering since 2016.
Let's remember that, as the name suggests, a specialized company co-founded the ubiquitous Elon Musk, who resigned from the post of president in 2018 and cited possible conflicts of interest with the activities of his company Tesla Motors. Originally designed to develop artificial intelligence technologies for the common good, OpenAI moved from a non-profit to a limited profitable corporation. Today, the company is becoming a major partner of Microsoft.
Goal? It is officially a question of working together to build new artificial intelligence systems, as well as at a more commercial level, in order to facilitate the placement of these avant-garde technologies on the market. From a more technical point of view, OpenAI will use Microsoft's cloud (Azure) to develop and use its artificial intelligence software. According to both entities, a common vision of artificial intelligence is one that encourages them to unite power. The fight against climate change, health or education is underlined. Above all, Microsoft teams will be able to access OpenAI technologies – and the brain – much easier than before.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, has already introduced this major partnership as a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Whoever is edited by Microsoft outdoors promises that this combination of technologies will deeply help democratize AI while ensuring the security required for its development.