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Microsoft’s new artificial intelligence model is intended to compete with Google and OpenAI


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May 7, 2024

Microsoft's new artificial intelligence model is intended to compete with Google and OpenAI
Microsoft’s new artificial intelligence model is intended to compete with Google and OpenAI

Microsoft is preparing to introduce a new internal AI language model that would compete with Google and OpenAI.

As reported ReutersMustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google DeepMind and former CEO of AI startup Inflection, is overseeing the development of the new model called MAI-1.

Although the exact purpose of MAI-1 has not yet been determined, its effects will determine its future applications.

However, there are expectations that Microsoft may unveil the new model at the Build developer conference later this month.

Although Microsoft declines to comment, insiders reveal that MAI-1 will surpass the company’s previous, smaller, open-source models in size and capabilities, making it a more expensive endeavor.

Last month, Microsoft introduced a smaller AI model called Phi-3-mini to offer cheaper options to a wider range of customers.

Moreover, the company has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI and implemented the manufacturer’s ChatGPT technology in its productivity software suite, allowing it to take an early leadership position in the generative AI race.

According to the report, Microsoft’s upcoming model, MAI-1, is expected to have around 500 billion parameters, while OpenAI’s GPT-4 has a trillion parameters and Phi-3 mini has 3.8 billion parameters.

While MAI-1 is not directly related to Inflection, it can benefit from training data collected by the startup.