Microsoft has announced that Azure OpenAI services are now available on Microsoft’s global Azure platform, another milestone in the mass adoption of artificial intelligence and its ongoing collaboration with OpenAI.
With the official release of Azure OpenAI Services, more enterprise users can access the world’s most advanced AI models to create innovative applications, including GPT-3.5, Codex and DALL-E 2 – based on Microsoft Azure’s trusted enterprise-class services and infrastructure optimized for AI. The newest addition to Microsoft’s Azure portfolio is the new DALL-E 2. In the near future, users will be able to quickly access ChatGPT, a fine-tuned version of GPT-3.5, trained in Azure AI and running inference through Azure AI’s infrastructure, via Azure OpenAI services.
Microsoft launched a preview of Azure OpenAI services in November 2021, enabling customers to tap into the power of large-scale generative AI models while meeting the expectations of enterprise customers for Azure cloud infrastructure — security, reliability, compliance, data privacy and more. Reliability, compliance, data privacy and built-in Responsible AI capabilities.
Azure OpenAI Services provides production-scale, high-performance AI models and industry-leading uptime for enterprises and developers. It also powers Microsoft’s own products and services, including GitHub Copilot, an AI companion programmer that helps developers write better code; Power BI, which automatically generates formulas and expressions using natural language supported by GPT-3; and the recently released Microsoft Designer, which helps creators use natural language hints to build exciting content.
Azure provides the core computing power behind the research and development of the OpenAI API and the development of a family of models by developers. azure is currently the only global public cloud that offers AI supercomputers with massive vertical and horizontal scalability.
Microsoft iterates on large models, working more closely with partner OpenAI and customers to carefully evaluate usage scenarios, and learn and address potential risks. In addition, Microsoft has adopted Responsible AI-compliant protection for Azure OpenAI services. As part of the Limited Access Framework, developers need to request access and describe the intended use scenario or application before gaining access to the service. Content filters are specifically designed to catch abusive, hateful and offensive content, providing continuous monitoring of the service input as well as the generated content. If a violation of the policy is confirmed, Microsoft may require developers to take immediate action to prevent further abuse.