At OpenAI’s first DevDay Conference on November 6, 2023, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella made a surprise appearance during OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s keynote to deliver a powerful message: “Our job number one is to build the best systems, so you can build the best models and deliver those to developers.” This was a testament to the deep partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI. We’re excited about the latest announcements from OpenAI’s first DevDay event and want to highlight the opportunities it presents for all AI builders.
New models: GPT-4 Turbo on Azure OpenAI Service
We are very enthusiastic about all the new models introduced, including GPT-3.5 Turbo, and updates to models including DALL-E 3, and Whisper 3. Among them, the eagerly awaited GPT-4 Turbo offers lower pricing, extended prompt length, and structured JSON formatting with improved efficiency and control. We’re looking forward to making these great Turbo models available on Azure OpenAI Service by the end of this year in keeping with our standard practice of bringing new model innovation from our partners at OpenAI to the Azure OpenAI Service.
Increasing access for all AI Builders
OpenAI’s announcement of lower pricing is significant. It will make the models more accessible and increase their utilization, allowing a broader range of applications to harness their power and ushering in a new era of generative AI. On Azure OpenAI Service, token pricing for the new models will be at parity with OpenAI’s prices.
And in an exciting development, Microsoft made GitHub Enterprise available to all DevDay conference in-person attendees to use for free for 90 days. GitHub Enterprise is a powerful tool for developers, assisting in code completion and development. Its integration with Microsoft’s ecosystem aligns with the mission of helping developers easily bring ideas to life on Azure.
GPTs: New ways to create and monetize
GPTs are a new way for anyone to create a tailored version of ChatGPT to be more helpful in their daily life, at specific tasks, at work, or at home—and then share that creation with others. No coding is required. You can make them for yourself, just for your company’s internal use, or for everyone. Just like with plug-ins, we are looking forward to building deep ecosystem support for GPTs, which we’ll share more on next week at our Microsoft Ignite conference.
Microsoft and OpenAI partnership
OpenAI’s introduction of a Custom Models program will be of particular interest to enterprises, and Microsoft will continue to offer the convenience of integrating OpenAI’s services seamlessly within Microsoft’s existing ecosystem and support infrastructure, providing a comprehensive solution for all enterprise needs.
Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, echoed the sentiment of a strong and productive partnership with Microsoft. “I think we have the best partnership in tech,” Altman told Nadella onstage.
Nadella went on to talk about the companies’ alignment. “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. And to me, ultimately, AI is only going to be useful if it truly does empower…it’s about being able to get the benefits of AI broadly disseminated to everyone,” Nadella said.
With these announcements, developers and enterprises are now poised to explore new horizons, empowered by the combined strengths of Microsoft and OpenAI, and the limitless possibilities of generative AI.