OpenAI is led by Sam Altman, best known in Silicon Valley as the head of startup Y Combinator. Altman, 37, and his co-founders started a nonprofit, OpenAI, in 2015. But he quickly transformed the business into a for-profit company that could more aggressively seek financing.
A year later, Microsoft invested $1 billion in the company, working on the supercomputer technology needed to build OpenAI’s massive models, while becoming its “Preferred partner for commercialization“Its technology. OpenAI later Official authorized Its technologies are provided to Microsoft, allowing companies to add them directly to Microsoft products and services.
With support from Microsoft, OpenAI went on to build a milestone technology called GPT-3. It’s called a “large language model” and can generate text on its own, including tweets, blog posts, news articles and even computer code.
It’s clunky to use, and it’s primarily a tool for businesses and engineers. But a year later, OpenAI started working on DALL-E, which allows anyone to generate realistic images simply by describing what they want to see. Microsoft incorporates GPT-3, DALL-E, and similar technologies into its own products.
GitHub, Microsoft’s popular online service for programmers, has started offering a programming tool called Copilot. When programmers build smartphone apps and other software, Copilot suggests the next line of code as they type, just as autocomplete tools suggest the next word as you type text or email.
For many, Microsoft’s Mr Boyd said it was an “amazing moment” that showed anything was possible.
Then, at the end of last year, OpenAI launched ChatGPT. More than a million people tested the chatbot in its first few days live. It answered trivia questions, explained ideas, and generated everything from school essays to pop song lyrics.