We've had an existing investment and collaborative relationship with OpenAI since 2019
. Our partnership has accelerated the development and commercialization of AI products and services, promoting innovation in technology critical to global competitiveness. In January 2023 we announced the next phase
of that relationship. It involves a multiyear, multibillion-dollar commitment from Microsoft to continue to invest in, innovate on, and build an advanced AI computing infrastructure used for the research, development, and commercialization of OpenAI’s models, such as ChatGPT. And it continues to enable Microsoft and OpenAI to commercialize the resulting AI technology and innovations. OpenAI can independently commercialize their models both in first-party products and with third-party customers, and Azure remains the exclusive cloud provider for OpenAI workloads.
Microsoft and OpenAI share a commitment to building AI systems and products that are trustworthy and safe. OpenAI’s leading research on AI alignment
and Microsoft’s Responsible AI Standard
not only establish a leading and advancing framework for the safe deployment of our own AI technologies but will also help guide the industry toward more responsible outcomes.