The multibillion-dollar partnership began in the year 2019 and has gradually expanded since then as part of Microsoft’s AI supercomputing collaboration.
Under the new agreement, Microsoft is planning to create new AI-powered model experiences, build out AI infrastructure and supercomputing at scale, and become OpenAI’s exclusive cloud provider.
Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, said, “We formed our partnership with OpenAI around a shared ambition to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize AI as a new technology platform. In this next phase of our partnership, developers and organizations across industries will have access to the best AI infrastructure, models, and toolchain with Azure to build and run their applications.”
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, added, “The past three years of our partnership have been great. Microsoft shares our values, and we are excited to continue our independent research and work toward creating advanced AI that benefits everyone.”