Microsoft and Mistral AI Join Forces To Challenge OpenAI's ChatGPT

By Thea Felicity

Mar 03, 2024 08:10 AM EST

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This picture taken on January 23, 2023 in Toulouse, southwestern France, shows screens displaying the logos of Microsoft and OpenAI. - Microsoft extended on January 23 its partnership with with OpenAI, the research lab and creator of ChatGPT, a conversational artificial intelligence application software, in a "multiyear, multibillion dollar investment".

Having previously invested in OpenAI, Microsoft wants to be in the artificial intelligence industry independently. In their press release, Microsoft announces their partnership with Mistral AI, a French startup showcasing a multilingual model comparable to ChatGPT 4, now available on Microsoft Azure.

Similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, Mistral Large can process multiple documents in a single call and is proficient in multiple languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, and English.

Today, it stands as the world's second-ranked model, following GPT-4, sparking Microsoft's interest in the growing AI market.

"With Azure's cutting-edge AI infrastructure, we are reaching a new milestone in our expansion propelling our innovative research and practical applications to new customers everywhere," said CEO of Mistral AI, Arthur Mensch.

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Mistral AI further acknowledges Microsoft's focus into AI by noting that their partnership will improve supercomputing infrastructure, scale market opportunities, and advance AI research and development. 

Therefore, Microsoft will offer Mistral AI unprecedented access to Azure's AI-optimized infrastructure and enterprise-grade capabilities.

"The integration into AI Studio ensures that customers can utilize Azure AI Content Safety and responsible AI tools, further enhancing the security and reliability of AI solutions," Microsoft stated.

Mensch expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing the potential for impactful progress in the AI industry and the delivery of unmatched value to customers worldwide through Azure's cutting-edge AI infrastructure.

"Together, we are committed to driving impactful progress in the AI industry and delivering unparalleled value to our customers and partners globally."

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