Updated: Jun 2
At the annual flagship event for developers, Microsoft Build, #AI was undeniably the star of the show. With approximately 200,000 registered attendees, 350 sessions, and over 125 hours of content, the event was a grand platform for unveiling more than 50 new products and features.
🚀 An Extended Partnership with OpenAI
At the heart of these breakthroughs was an extended partnership with #OpenAI. This collaboration brought about the launch of an AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, taking AI integration to new heights. But it didn't stop there! The Azure OpenAI Service now supports #ChatGPT and GPT-4 models, further strengthening Microsoft's commitment to AI.
💡 The Dawn of Copilots and Plugins
One of the hottest topics at the event was copilots and plugins. Microsoft's commitment to an open plugin standard introduced by OpenAI for ChatGPT promises interoperability across Microsoft’s copilot offerings. This includes ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot (in preview), and Microsoft 365 Copilot (in preview). Bing is expanding its support for plugins, adding services like #Expedia, #Instacart, #Kayak, #Klarna, #Redfin, and #Zillow to its ecosystem.
🆕 Updates to Azure AI Tools
Microsoft's advancements didn't end at partnerships and plugins. Updates to #AzureAI tools like Azure AI Studio, Azure Machine Learning prompt flow, and enhancements to Azure OpenAI Service promise to streamline the process of building and consuming APIs. In particular, the Azure OpenAI Service now includes a Provisioned Throughput Model and plugins that will simplify integrating external data sources.
🤝 A Commitment to Building Responsible AI Systems
At Microsoft Build 2023, Microsoft also demonstrated its commitment to building responsible AI systems. The introduction of Azure AI Content Safety is a critical step towards this goal, as it will detect and mitigate harmful content in images and text across multiple languages.
🚀 Microsoft and NVIDIA: Collaborating to Accelerate Generative AI
Another highlight of the event was Microsoft's collaboration with NVIDIA to accelerate #GenerativeAI. However, the specific details of this collaboration and the new capabilities for Microsoft Dev Box have not yet been disclosed.
🖥️ Windows 11: AI Assistance and Enhanced Development Experience
On the Windows 11 front, Microsoft announced the introduction of Windows Copilot and Dev Home. These features are designed to provide AI assistance and enhance the development experience.
In conclusion, Microsoft Build 2023 was an event that pushed boundaries and truly demonstrated the power of AI. The event was a glimpse into the future of AI and Microsoft's commitment to driving this technology forward. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news from the world of AI!