Published By: Saurabh Verma
Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 23:18 IST
Microsoft’s hiring of ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on Monday marks one other twist within the seven-year-old partnership between the US big and the startup that created ChatGPT.
Here are key moments within the historical past of their partnership:
Founded as a Non-profit
OpenAI is based in 2015 by entrepreneurs and buyers, together with Sam Altman, Greg Brockman and Tesla chief Elon Musk.
It is established as a not-for-profit organisation that publishes open supply analysis and software program out there to all.
Teams Up With Microsoft
Musk quits the mission in 2018 following clashes with the board of administrators.
Altman transforms OpenAI right into a “capped profit” firm and seeks new buyers.
Microsoft Injects $1 Billion
In 2019, Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI, largely within the type of computing credit, in change for a task sooner or later commercialisation of its applied sciences.
The objective for Microsoft is to develop its cloud providing, the place it competes with Google (Alphabet) and Amazon.
OpenAI launches GPT-3 in 2020, the third model of its large-scale language mannequin, educated on large volumes of textual content scraped from the web by Microsoft’s computing infrastructure.
This mannequin is way extra highly effective than its rivals, with some 175 billion parameters.
Supercomputer Trains AI
Microsoft in 2020 says it has constructed a supercomputer solely designed to coach giant OpenAI fashions.
Its cloud community, Azure, can now make these techniques out there to Microsoft clients.
OpenAI in 2021 says it has developed DALL-E, an AI mannequin able to producing photographs when supplied with descriptions.
ChatGPT Goes Public
OpenAI achieves worldwide consideration with the November 2022 launch of ChatGPT, a language mannequin open to the general public, initially out there freed from cost.
Microsoft Reportedly Seeks Stake
In January 2023, Microsoft proclaims “an investment of several billion dollars over several years” — $10 billion, in accordance with US media.
It says it’s “investing in the development of specialised supercomputer systems” for its partnership with OpenAI, however makes no point out of buying a stake in its capital.
According to US media, Microsoft had sought to purchase 49 p.c of OpenAI, in a proposal that valued it at $29 billion.
Microsoft Integrates GPT-4 Into Products
In March 2023, Microsoft says it’s integrating the GPT-4 model of OpenAI into its client merchandise reminiscent of search engine Bing, Outlook electronic mail and Office suite (Word, Excel), however will cost customers additional.
Microsoft Not Informed of Dismissal
Microsoft shouldn’t be notified of the OpenAI board’s determination on Friday to dismiss Sam Altman, in accordance with US press stories.
After making an attempt over the weekend to get him reinstated, the group proclaims that it’s hiring him and co-founder Greg Brockman.
Brockman means that they may proceed to create AI merchandise at Microsoft, and he proclaims the recruitment of a number of key OpenAI managers for these initiatives.
Meanwhile, tons of of OpenAI workers members Monday signal a letter threatening to go away the corporate and be a part of Microsoft if the board shouldn’t be changed.
(This story has been edited by News18 workers and is revealed from a syndicated news company feed – AFP)
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