Microsoft CEO Lures Developers to Azure Cloud

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was unexpectedly among those present at the OpenAI developer conference last Monday, November 6.

Microsoft CEO Lures Developers to Azure Cloud

The head of this company appealed to the developers with a proposal for cooperation. According to him, the main task of the technology giant is to create the best system within which it will be possible to develop the highest quality models of artificial intelligence. Separately, he noted that in this case, the level of accessibility is also an important aspect.

Mr. Nadella says that the technology giant aims to provide access to platforms that allow you to create various configurations of machine intelligence. He stated this to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on the DevDay stage in San Francisco.

Microsoft has invested $13 billion in OpenAI. Currently, Satya Nadella is striving to gain more developers to use the cloud infrastructure of the company he heads, called Azure. This infrastructure is necessary for computing and data storage.

In this case, for Satya Nadella, an important issue is competing with Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offerings. Also, another major player in the relevant sector is Google, which offers web services.

Over the past few years, Azure has been the main driver of Microsoft’s growth. Cloud infrastructure has made it possible to strengthen the position of the technology giant as a brand offering profitable and effective solutions for developers.

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The conference, which was organized by OpenAI, which created the world’s most popular chatbot based on artificial intelligence called ChatGPT, was attended by about 900 people. In September, the media reported that the company, headed by Sam Altman, is negotiating with investors about the sale of shares. Preliminary data indicate that the value of the securities of the developer of the world’s most popular AI-based chatbot will range from $80 billion to $90 billion.

Microsoft currently has a license for the large OpenAI GPT-4 language model. This configuration of artificial intelligence can create text materials within the framework of the paradigm of thinking and the concept of formulating thoughts that are inherent in the human mind. The tech giant also has a whole line of products using the aforementioned large language model, including an add-on with AI for subscribing to Office apps in order to improve productivity and the assistat in Windows 11.

At the conference, OpenAI announced a more powerful version of the GPT-4 Turbo. The company said that with the help of this development, users will be able to create individual configurations of the chatbot. The brand also announced intention to reduce the cost of its software, which is used by developers on a paid basis. OpenAI programming tools can be purchased directly or through Microsoft. In both cases, Azure is the host.

Developers who work on top of OpenAI can turn to the Azure Marketplace for a quick market entry. This was stated by Satya Nadella.

Currently, the head of Microsoft is implementing his new strategy to gain developers to Azure. In 2018, the company spent $7.5 billion to buy GitHub, a software that helps companies store their code in repositories and share it. Satya Nadella said that the technology giant will provide the corporate version of GitHub Copilot to all participants of the OpenAI conference. This product will help developers fill in lines of source code.

Satya Nadella stated that his company’s mission is to give every person and every organization on the planet a chance to achieve more. In this context, he noted that artificial intelligence will be useful only if advanced technology expands opportunities.

Sam Altman also contributes to the promotion of Microsoft. Both companies are working on a potential future artificial general intelligence. Satya Nadella told Sam Altman that, in his opinion, brands have the best partnership in the technology sector. The head of OpenAI noted that the companies’ relationships are formed in such a way that positive commercial results are a reason for joint joy.


As we have reported earlier, Siemens and Microsoft to Work Together on AI Assistant.

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