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Microsoft offers GPT models to the US government

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Microsoft offers GPT models to the US government

And US government agencies will benefit from GPT’s AI models
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Microsoft offers the big ones language models (LLM) developed by OpenAI to US federal agencies that use Azure cloud services, according to an announcement in the company’s official blog.

There has been a boom in the use of LLM since OpenAI, supported and largely controlled by Microsoft, introduced a variant of ChatGPT with unprecedented “sociality” features. The chatbot is capable of fully “meaningful” dialogue and now businesses of all sizes – from startups to large corporations – are trying to offer comparable solutions and similar features in their services.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has added support for GPT-3 and the new and most complex LLM variants behind GPT-4 in the Azure Government cloud, Reuters reported. This is the first known attempt by a major company to offer a service of this kind to US government agencies.

Microsoft now also offers this functionality to commercial Azure users by providing access to Azure OpenAI Services. As of May 2023, the company has registered 4.5 thousand customers of such services.

Government clients can task AI with a variety of tasks, including generating content, converting text commands into program code or, for example, compiling summaries of voluminous material.

But LLM-based services can still suffer from “hallucinations” and give outright wrong answers. Experts and industry leaders have repeatedly warned about the dangers of AI and the need to regulate such developments, and have even labeled its products as a threat comparable to a pandemic and nuclear war.

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