Microsoft and OpenAI, partners in the development of AI
Satya Nadella’s announcement at the World Economic Forum does nothing more than formalize a business collaboration that had been brewing for a long time, since the relationship between the two companies did not happen overnight.
In 2019, Microsoft made a first investment of $1 billion in the company founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman. Shortly thereafter, Microsoft purchased an exclusive license to the technology behind ChatGPT-3, a less capable version of the tool known today.
On the other hand, a few days ago it was announced that Microsoft would invest 10,000 million dollars in OpenAI, which would value the company at 29,000 million dollars.
Such an investment would be part of a deal in which Microsoft would get 75% of the profits from OpenAI until it recoups its investment and once that figure is reached, Microsoft would have a 49% stake in OpenAI.