Microsoft Shifts AI Development to OpenAI, Raising Industry Concerns

Microsoft has employed  OpenAI to develop its top artificial intelligence tools and software, which might help rival Google. The CEO of Okta, Todd McKinnon, emphasized this calculated approach in a CNBC interview, pointing out that Google's R&D in-house, especially its groundbreaking work on transformers, has kept the company strong in the AI space. Modern generative AI methods, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, have advanced huge language models, thanks in part to these deep-learning models. Microsoft's $13 billion investment in OpenAI demonstrates its dedication to advancing AI advancements and preserving its position as the industry leader in fundamental AI models. As a result of this collaboration, OpenAI's technology is now included in various Microsoft products, including AI-enabled PCs and CoPilot.

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Notwithstanding Microsoft's successes, McKinnon voiced worries about the company's changing position, speculating that it would become more of a consultancy as OpenAI takes the lead in AI creation. He also discussed the wider ramifications for the IT sector, pointing out that significant funding from well-known firms like Microsoft and Google has greatly accelerated the development of AI. McKinnon warned that the dominance of big tech in AI could raise competition concerns and lead to increased regulation, potentially stunting technological progress.

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