Microsoft Extends Partnership with DALL-E Makers OpenAI


It’s hard to tell where the future of photography may go with artificial intelligence becoming ever more prevalent.

Picture of the Microsoft Windows logo on a building.
Picture of the Microsoft Windows logo on a building. Photo by Turag Photography

But if Microsoft’s recent move is any indication, AI is certainly not going away and is probably going to become ever more intertwined with daily life as we not – photography or not.

For those of you that might not know, Microsoft partnered up with OpenAI, makers of the DALL-E AI art generator that works using natural language, and the company is going to extend that partnership in what can only be called an expansion of its foothold in the artificial intelligence space.

Citing other projects like ChatGPT, Microsoft’s confidence in the future of AI is pretty evident but you don’t have to take our word for it.

From Microsoft’s blog about the partnership extension:

“Through our initial investment and collaboration, Microsoft and OpenAI pushed the frontier of cloud supercomputing technology, announcing our first top-5 supercomputer in 2020, and subsequently constructing multiple AI supercomputing systems at massive scale. OpenAI has used this infrastructure to train its breakthrough models, which are now deployed in Azure to power category-defining AI products like GitHub Copilot, DALL·E 2 and ChatGPT.”

Further, “These innovations have captured imaginations and introduced large-scale AI as a powerful, general-purpose technology platform that we believe will create transformative impact at the magnitude of the personal computer, the internet, mobile devices and the cloud.”

As we have covered on this blog, AI is deployed for everything from helping the visually impaired to assisting photographers with editing pictures or generating entire pictures or essays out of simple text prompts. It is pretty staggering how far things have come along in just the past two years and there’s no sign of that stopping any time soon. The implications are pretty hard to imagine at the moment and will likely be more far-ranging than most people realize.

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