Microsoft Integrates GPT-4 into Azure OpenAI Service

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Microsoft has announced that it’s adding OpenAI’s GPT-4 to its Azure OpenAI Service. The new integration will enable organizations to utilize the large language model for building AI applications and services.

Microsoft launched the Azure OpenAI service back in January 2023. It’s 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 that has been improved over its predecessor to accept both text and image-based inputs. It can handle 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 abilities, and domain expertise. With GPT-4 in Azure OpenAI Service, businesses can streamline communications internally as well as with their customers, using a model with additional safety investments to reduce harmful outputs,” Microsoft explained.

How to get started with GPT-4 in Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft highlights that some companies are already using the Azure OpenAI GPT-4 model to improve their apps and services. For instance, Coursera has used it to create personalized learning experiences for end users. It helped Epic Healthcare’s physicians and nurses to investigate medical data.

Microsoft Integrates GPT-4 into Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft says that GPT-4 support is currently available in preview, and existing Azure OpenAI customers can signup to join the waitlist on this page. The billing for GPT-4 usage will begin on April 1, 2023, with pricing based on per 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 interested to learn more about Azure AI services.