Microsoft to Add ChatGPT to Azure Cloud Services ‘Soon’

(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. said it will add OpenAI’s viral artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT to its cloud-based Azure service “soon,” building on an existing relationship

between the two companies as Microsoft mulls taking a far larger stake in OpenAI. Most Read from BloombergEuropean Stocks Rise as US Futures Signal Caution: Markets

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giant announced the broad availability of its Azure OpenAI Service, which has been available to a limited set of customers since it was unveiled in 2021. The service gives

Microsoft's cloud customers access to various OpenAI tools like the GPT-3.5 language system that ChatGPT is based on, as well as the Dall-E model for generating images from text

prompts, the company said in a blog post.  That enables Azure customers to use the OpenAI products in their own applications running in the cloud.  Microsoft is in

discussions to invest as much as $10 billion in OpenAI, people familiar with its plans said last week. That proposal calls for the Redmond, Washington-based software maker to put

money in over multiple years, though the final terms may change, the people said, asking not to be named discussing a private matter. Semafor last week reported that the potential

investment could value OpenAI at about $29 billion, citing people familiar with the negotiations. Microsoft and OpenAI representatives have declined to comment on the

talks.