Microsoft announced yesterday that its Azure OpenAI Service is now available for Azure Government customers. The new service will allow government agencies to use generative AI capabilities in a way that meets security and privacy requirements.
According to Microsoft, the new service enables federal, state, and local government agencies to use GPT-3, GPT-4, and Embeddings via the Azure OpenAI Service REST APIs. This capability should help to improve natural language-to-code translation, semantic search, content generation, and summarization.
Microsoft explained that the Azure OpenAI Service lets users quickly analyze field reports, analysts, and articles. Users can also automatically generate responses based on project or project inquiries. It should help team members to save time and effort and prioritize important tasks to improve productivity.
Additionally, Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service is designed to optimize semantic search. The feature uses machine learning to enhance the accuracy and relevance of search results. Azure OpenAI Service offers a simplified code generation process to make custom app development easier. It lets developers communicate with the underlying models to retrieve information for code documentation.
“Access to the Azure OpenAI Service is available through the Azure Government environment. Azure Government peers directly with the commercial Azure network and doesn’t peer directly with the public internet or the Microsoft corporate network,” said Bill Chappell, Microsoft’s CTO for Strategic Missions and Technologies. “Connection to Azure OpenAI is over the Microsoft backbone network to access and operationalize advanced AI models and algorithms securely and at scale.”
Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service is currently only available for approved partners and enterprise customers. The company has published a step-by-step guide to help government customers get started with the service.