After promising to add ChatGPT to Azure OpenAI Service, Microsoft finally Announced this Thursday that is now available to customers.
In January, the software company announced the plan to integrate ChatGPT into the Azure OpenAI Service to enable its customers to “apply the world’s most advanced AI models to their own business imperatives.” Today’s announcement officially confirms the arrival of ChatGPT to the Azure OpenAI Service, which will cost $0.002/1k tokens. However, the Redmond company noted that billing for all ChatGPT usage begins on March 13. Also, since the service has a limited access framework and remains limited, those who wish to access ChatGPT must request special access.
ChatGPT joins other AI models already included in Azure OpenAI Service, such as Dall-E 2, GPT-3.5, Codex, and other large language models. According to Microsoft, the addition of ChatGPT to the service opens up a lot of possibilities for customers who want to integrate AI into their businesses.
“Now with ChatGPT in preview on Azure OpenAI Service, developers can embed personalized AI-powered experiences directly into their own applications, including enhancing existing bots to handle unexpected questions, recap call center conversations to enable resolutions faster customer service, create new ad copy with personalized offers, automating claims processing, and more,” Eric Boyd, corporate vice president of AI Platform at Microsoft. “Cognitive services can be combined with Azure OpenAI to create compelling use cases for businesses.”
Microsoft already uses Azure OpenAI for its various consumer and enterprise products, including GitHub Copilot, Teams Premium, and Bing chatbot. Apart from this, the company announced further integration of AI technology into its other services by introducing Dynamics 365 Co-pilotwhich covers Dynamics 365 Sales, Viva Sales, Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Dynamics 365 Marketing, Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Microsoft Supply Chain Center.