Microsoft, which has already invested heavily in the development of OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot and intends to invest even more, plans to release software that will help third-party companies create their own bots based on ready-made solutions.
In the two months since OpenAI released the chatbot, it has become an absolute hit on the web, allowing you to perform a number of complex tasks and get quite “meaningful” comments on many topics. UBS predicts the tech will surpass 100 million monthly active users faster than TikTok.
Microsoft intends to capitalize on ChatGPT’s popularity in a number of ways. The company already offers a cloud service for the ChatGPT platform, announced a $10 billion investment in OpenAI in January, and is working to integrate the technology into its own products, having already upgraded Bing search engines and Edge browsers that use these solutions. Additionally, Microsoft plans to roll out the technology to third-party companies, schools and government agencies that will allow them to build their own ChatGPT-based bots, a source “familiar with the matter” told CNBC. The technology should enable customers to create new chatbots or improve existing ones with the new technology.
The current ChatGPT model is notoriously incapable of providing high-quality answers on most of the events that have occurred since 2021 as the AI has been trained on older information. According to the source, the service will provide links to the sources where the answers come from (the current public version doesn’t have this feature yet).
As is well known, the operation of ChatGPT for OpenAI is quite expensive, according to company boss Sam Altman (Sam Altman), each chat costs about a few cents. In other words, feeding 100 million people a month can cost millions of dollars. Microsoft plans to provide enterprise customers with tools to assess and manage costs. The company is rumored to have discussed using the bot with the company’s own introductory messages when interacting with users without the OpenAI and Microsoft logos. Additionally, Microsoft intends to allow customers to upload their own data and change the voices of their bots.
Meanwhile, Google has unveiled its own AI bot, and the company’s internal email revealed that Bard’s LaMDA-based chatbot will soon be available to developers and enterprise customers.