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March 24, 2023

Microsoft integrates GPT-4 into Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft has announced that it is adding OpenAI’s GPT-4 to its Azure OpenAI service. The new integration allows organizations to use the large language model to build AI applications and services.

Microsoft launched the Azure OpenAI service in January 2023. It is designed to provide access to OpenAI’s powerful language models, such as GPT-3, Codex and DALL-E. The models can be used to build applications that perform specific tasks, including text summarization, content generation, semantic search and more.

GPT-4 is a large multimodal model enhanced over its predecessor to accept both text and image-based input. It can process more than 25,000 words and understand content in multiple languages. The GPT-4 model provides more accurate responses that are natural and contextual.

“GPT-4 has the potential to take this experience to a whole new level using its broader knowledge, problem-solving capabilities and domain expertise. With GPT-4 in Azure OpenAI Service, companies can streamline communications both internally and with their customers, using a model with additional security investments to reduce harmful outputs,” Microsoft explained.

Getting started with GPT-4 in Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft emphasizes that some companies are already using the Azure OpenAI GPT-4 model to improve their apps and services. Coursera, for example, has used it to create personalized learning experiences for end users. It helped Epic Healthcare doctors and nurses examine medical data.


Microsoft says GPT-4 support is currently available as a preview version and existing Azure OpenAI customers can sign up on this page to get on the waiting list. Billing for GPT-4 usage will begin April 1, 2023, with pricing based on 1,000 tokens used in prompts and query completions. Microsoft is holding an Azure AI Bootcamp event from March 28 to 30 for developers and data scientists who want to learn more about Azure AI services.

source: petri

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