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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Microsoft Licenses OpenAI’s GPT-3 Language Model

Exclusively.  Now this is very good and somewhat unexpected.   Thinking of ways it might be used within the context of work needs in Teams.    Say for example constructing documents that describe the agreements made a meeting.   Or summarize results.   Is it good enough to do those things?  More at the link.

Microsoft gets exclusive license for OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model   By Kyle Wiggers  in VentureBeat

 Microsoft today announced that it will exclusively license GPT-3, one of the most powerful language understanding models in the world, from AI startup OpenAI. In a blog post, Microsoft EVP Kevin Scott said that the new deal will allow Microsoft to leverage OpenAI’s technical innovations to develop and deliver AI solutions for customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the power of natural language generation.

“We see this as an incredible opportunity to expand our Azure-powered AI platform in a way that democratizes AI technology, enables new products, services and experiences, and increases the positive impact of AI at scale,” Scott wrote. “The scope of commercial and creative potential that can be unlocked through the GPT-3 model is profound, with genuinely novel capabilities — most of which we haven’t even imagined yet. Directly aiding human creativity and ingenuity in areas like writing and composition, describing and summarizing large blocks of long-form data (including code), converting natural language to another language — the possibilities are limited only by the ideas and scenarios that we bring to the table.”    ... " 

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