Microsoft and OpenAI: A Winning Combination for AI Era?

Microsoft and OpenAI: A Winning Combination for AI Era?

Microsoft and OpenAI have been collaborating since 2019, when the tech giant invested $1 billion in the research organization. Since then, they have jointly developed and deployed some of the most impressive AI systems in the world, such as GPT-3, DALL-E, and Codex. These systems have demonstrated remarkable capabilities in natural language processing, computer vision, and code generation, among other domains.

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Many observers believe that this partnership gives Microsoft and OpenAI a significant edge over Google, which has been widely regarded as the leader in AI research and innovation. Google has its own impressive portfolio of AI products and services, such as TensorFlow, Google Cloud AI Platform, Google Assistant, and Google Duplex. However, some argue that Google’s AI efforts are hampered by its reliance on advertising revenue, its lack of focus on social impact, and its internal conflicts over ethical issues.

So will Microsoft and OpenAI surpass Google in the AI battle? It is hard to predict the future of such a fast-moving and competitive field. However, there are some factors that may favor Microsoft and OpenAI’s chances:

  • Microsoft has a strong presence in the enterprise market, where it can leverage its existing customer base and cloud infrastructure to offer AI solutions that are tailored to specific industries and use cases.
  • OpenAI has a mission to ensure that artificial intelligence is aligned with human values and can benefit all of humanity. This may attract more talent and support from the research community and the public.
  • Microsoft and OpenAI have shown a willingness to collaborate with other organizations and share their resources and insights. For example, they have made GPT-3 available to selected developers through an API service, and they have open-sourced some of their tools and frameworks.

Of course, Google is not standing still either. It continues to invest heavily in AI research and development across various domains. It also has some advantages over Microsoft and OpenAI:

  • Google has access to massive amounts of data from its various platforms and services. This data can be used to train more powerful AI models that can learn from diverse sources of information.
  • Google has a culture of innovation that encourages experimentation and risk-taking. This may enable it to discover new breakthroughs or applications for AI that others may not foresee.
  • Google has a global reach that allows it to deploy its AI solutions to billions of users around the world. This may give it more feedback on how its systems perform in different contexts.

Ultimately, the competition between Microsoft + OpenAI vs Google may not be a zero-sum game. There may be room for multiple players in the AI space who can contribute different perspectives or approaches. The real challenge may be how to ensure that these players cooperate rather than conflict with each other on issues such as fairness, accountability, and transparency of their AI systems.

What do you think? Who will win the AI battle? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Here is how to get the new AI chat and compose features in Microsoft Edge

Here is how to get the new AI chat and compose features in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft launched a new Bing search engine and Edge browser powered by a more powerful than ChatGPT next-generation OpenAI large language model. It features new AI chat and compose tools that bring together search, browsing, and chat into one experience across the web. To give you a unique conversational experience, a better search with complete answers, and the ability to generate content.

new Microsoft Edge browsers with AI chat and compose in Bing preview

The Microsoft Edge browser received a new update that brings a new look and allows you to experience the new Bing preview with AI capabilities. It comes with two new features; chat and compose located in the Edge sidebar.

To experience the new ChatGPT-like AI-powered Microsoft Edge browser here is what you should know. You first need to have a Personal Microsoft Account(MSA). Then secondly because it is still in preview, you’ll need to get the Microsoft Edge Dev channel browser.

Get the new Edge browser with AI chat and compose features

Download the latest Microsoft Edge Dev build. Or If you already have an Edge Dev browser go to settings>about Microsoft Edge>Update to Version 111.0.1660.6.

Sign into Microsoft Edge Dev using your approved personal MSA

Restart the Microsoft Edge Dev browser

Confirm you can access the new Bing. Now Go to and type a question, then hover and click the Bing icon at the top corner of Microsoft Edge to try the new chat and compose experiences.

Microsoft is slowly rolling the feature out so your experience might differ depending on your location. Microsoft plans to scale the preview to millions in the coming weeks and bring it to mobile and other browsers as well. You can join a waitlist to know when it is available to you.

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