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Over the past few months, large-scale generative AI models have powered the next wave of applications and startups leveraging APIs with deep understanding of language and code to enable new understanding scenarios and cutting-edge solutions. I’ve been
We recently announced the general availability of the Azure OpenAI service As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to democratizing AI; and Ongoing partnership with OpenAI.
the startup of Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub You now have access to the OpenAI API. Also, the launch of Azure OpenAI services provides even more opportunities for startups within the portfolio to leverage his OpenAI offering under the Microsoft umbrella and build with the next generation of AI services.
Read on to learn more about what the Azure OpenAI service is and how and when it can be used by startups.
What is the Azure OpenAI service?
Azure OpenAI Services is an Azure AI service that provides access to OpenAI’s large language models, GPT-3.5, Codex, and Embeddings, through the Azure platform. These models can be adapted to tasks such as content generation, summarization, semantic search, and natural language-to-code translation. Users access the service through a REST API, Python SDK, or her web-based interface in Azure OpenAI Studio.This allows developers to integrate OpenAI with Take your use cases to production with the enterprise-grade reliability, security, and global availability that Microsoft Azure provides.
A selection of OpenAI models are currently available, including:GPT-3,codex,embeddedand DALL-E (preview) Via limited availability.
- GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a family of language models, pre-trained on large corpora of text data and can be fine-tuned for a variety of natural language processing tasks relevant to many startup use cases, such as copywriting and question answering .
- codex An AI system that converts natural language into code. Startups can use Codex to generate natural language descriptions of code examples, generate code snippets, and more. You can also take advantage of GitHub CoPilot, which is integrated into your IDE and suggests entire functions in real time, reducing the time and resources required to build your software.
- DALL-E A generative model that generates images from text prompts. Startups can use it to create marketing images that enhance the environment of the clicked image, prompt-driven artwork, or an entire design studio that customizes to the user’s prompts.
How is this different from the OpenAI API benefit on Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub?
The OpenAI API is Available directly as a Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub benefit When As a service via AzureAzure OpenAI Service gives you access to APIs with 99.9% uptime, trusted AI guardrails, enterprise-grade security and privacy controls, and regional availability as an enterprise-class service.You can choose the right product for your use case! Read More here.
How can Microsoft for Startups portfolio companies access Azure OpenAI services?
As part of our commitment to responsible AI, we are currently restricting access to and use of Azure OpenAI services, including restricting access to the ability to modify content filters and modify abuse monitoring. . Click here for details: Limited Access to Azure OpenAI Services – Azure Cognitive Services | Microsoft Learn
Azure OpenAI services have built-in guardrails to Microsoft’s Responsible AI principles. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub startups apply for access For specific use cases. We recommend submitting under the review criteria that best suits your stage (experimental vs. production). If you run into any issues, please contact the Founders Hub support team.Once approved for use, the customer Azure portalCreate an Azure OpenAI resource and get started using the Studio website or code. For more information, Eric’s blogCustomers can learn more about access and application requirements here.
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