Microsoft is going to invest billion US dollars into OpenAI, the artificial intelligence development project. According to press releases, OpenAI and Microsoft will partner to develop AGI (artificial general intelligence). This is going to be a hardware and software platform based on Microsoft Azure. The companies plan to develop new supercomputing technologies on the basis of Azure AI. Microsoft Azure is going to be an exclusive partner of OpenAI in providing the cloud services.
Besides, Microsoft is going to be the top OpenAI partner in commercialization of new technologies built by OpenAI. The system of advanced technologies requires a lot of funds for computational power, so the companies will bring new products intended to cover the costs.
According to Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, the development of AGI is going to be one of the most important technological achievements in human history, it is going to be revolutionary. He assured that the mission shared by both companies is to provide technological benefits to the humanity. The partners expect that the creation of beneficial AGI will be one of the most outstanding events in technology and engineering in human history.
According to information published by OpenAI, AGI is going to be a system, smart enough to master knowledge to the expert level, and with perception much more powerful than any human has. Analyzing capabilities of the system will be able to set connections across the sciences that no human could. The engineers of both companies believe that AGI will help the humanity to address climate change challenges, bring affordable medicine, elevate educational options to more advanced levels and lead people to economic freedom.