Just in case there was any doubt that tomorrow’s Microsoft event will be highlighted by ChatGPT and related AI advancements, OpenAI canceled it on Twitter. OpenAI chief Sam Altman just tweeted a selfie of himself alongside Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Altman’s tweet mentions that he is in Redmond, the site of Microsoft headquarters, adding that he was “excited for tomorrow’s event.”
hello from redmond! excited for tomorrow’s event pic.twitter.com/b7TUr0ti42
—Sam Altman (@sama) February 6, 2023
Now, ChatGPT is no stranger to working with Microsoft. The software and cloud services giant recently announced it is pumping around $10 billion into the AI startup, a deal that places OpenAI’s operations in Microsoft’s Azure cloud containers, while also giving Microsoft the access to crucial ChatGPT APIs. For those unaware, APIs are the secret code sauce that will allow Microsoft to put ChatGPT skills into its widely used software products like Word and PowerPoint. Earlier this month, President Brad Stone announced that the company’s “small group of senior leaders and responsible AI experts” had already begun experimenting with the first version of ChatGPT last summer (via Microsoft).
Microsoft won’t be alone in the race for next-gen AI supremacy. The immense popularity of ChatGPT has sparked an innovation panic at Google, according to a New York Times report. Things got so desperate that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reportedly held a few high-level meetings to discuss plans to integrate AI skills into the company’s own consumer-facing products, including the Generator. bread and butter money that is Google Search.
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