ChatGPT will remain available with Microsoft’s investment of $10 billion in it after cutting 10,000 human jobs.
By Marica Micallef
I would like to thank a reader with the contribution of an article on this site entitled “I asked ChatGPT about this blog and Maltese politics.”
Thank you for endorsing this site and all the hard work there is behind it. This site is not financed by anyone and neither do we get paid for the write-ups by some state or EU guru. Write-ups do require time which we all give freely and wholeheartedly. But we all do it with our right hand on our heart because we are all connected with two heartbeats: Truth and Justice.
But you find some readers whose keyboard and ChatGPT think otherwise:
It happens, that Microsoft, the company of the same elitist Bill Gates, has just “announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI,” and although Microsoft has “declined to provide a specific dollar amount” Semafor has reported earlier in January that it was in talks to invest as much as $10 billion.
Following Microsoft’s previous investments in 2019 and 2021, this is the third phase of the two companies’ partnership. According to Microsoft, the renewed partnership will accelerate AI breakthroughs and assist both companies in commercializing advanced technologies in the future.
“We formed our partnership with OpenAI around a shared ambition to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize AI as a new technology platform,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a blog post.
OpenAI collaborates closely with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in July 2019, making Microsoft the “exclusive” provider of cloud computing services to OpenAI. Microsoft has announced that Azure will continue to be the sole provider of OpenAI.
According to the release, Microsoft’s investment will also enable the two companies to engage in large-scale supercomputing and develop new AI-powered experiences.
OpenAI is ranked as one of the top three AI labs in the world by AI researchers, and the company has developed game-playing AI software that can outperform humans in video games such as Dota 2. However, its AI text generator GPT-3 and its quirky AI image generator Dall-E have arguably received more attention.
ChatGPT generates text automatically based on written prompts in a far more advanced and creative manner than previous Silicon Valley chatbots. The software was released in late November and quickly became a viral sensation, with tech executives and venture capitalists gushing about it on Twitter, even comparing it to Apple’s iPhone debut in 2007.
The technology has also piqued the interest of Google executives, who stated at a recent all-hands meeting that while Google has similar AI capabilities, its reputation may suffer if it moves too quickly on AI chat technology.
Sam Altman, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman were among the OpenAI founders. When the venture first launched, the group pledged to invest more than $1 billion. Musk stepped down from the board in February 2018, but he continued to donate.
So, dear readers, you can still go ahead and set out to test ChatGPT and the first question I ask you to input is: What can the SimonMercieca blog do to awaken the masses from cognitive dissonance and mass hypnosis?
That’s it, dear readers. Thanks to Microsoft, ChatGPT is still available for you out there to use, but I think it will delude you because “If you want an in-depth analysis of where the political [and I add current affairs] heartbeat lies in our country [and even, I dare say, in the world], do keep simonmercieca.com in your bookmarks. It’s irreplaceable. The blog holds the pulse of the nation, not the remote control.”