According to several American media, Microsoft will invest 10 billion dollars in Open AI, the artificial intelligence specialist who created the chatbot ChatGPT.
Microsoft will invest “several billion dollars” to expand its partnership with the artificial intelligence specialist OpenAI, creator in particular of the chatbot ChatGPT, according to a joint press release from the two companies published on Monday.
Asked by AFP about the exact amount of the investment, Microsoft did not respond immediately. But according to several American media, the figure would reach 10 billion dollars.
Little known to the general public so far, OpenAI, created only 7 years ago, has been talked about a lot since the launch, in November, of its ChatGPT “chatbot”.
Although it is not the first software of its kind, it has surprised by the quality of its responses, whether writing a text on a given topic, explaining a complex subject in an intelligible way, or even to create a poem.
ChatGPT amazes as much as it worriesbetween a valuable tool that saves humans from tedious tasks and a threat to many jobs whose usefulness it could call into question.
The agreement announced on Monday provides that each partner will be able to “market independently” products resulting from the technology developed jointly, based on artificial intelligence.
The “billions of dollars” invested by Microsoft will be able to benefit not only ChatGPT but also to other software developed by OpenAI.
OpenAI plans to launch a paid version of ChatGPTwhich should offer faster responses and the ability to interact with the chatbot more frequently.