By Charlie Sapienza – Business Development Manager
Artificial intelligence is the wave of the future, and Microsoft is riding that wave into the next frontier in digital technology.
The tech giant recently invested $1 billion into OpenAI, a research lab founded by Elon Musk that could unlock the door to what is being called, “the most important technological development in human history.” That’s good news for Microsoft partners, and even better news for Microsoft users.
As if Microsoft Azure didn’t already carry huge clout in the cloud computing game (more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies trust their business to Azure), the platform will be used to host the groundbreaking artificial intelligence initiative. According to Inc., Microsoft will also develop its own software and machine learning tools using OpenAI’s technology.
So, what separates the OpenAI initiative from other AI projects? The company is developing something called artificial general intelligence (AGI), and OpenAI says it will trounce anything current artificial intelligence has to offer. If the latest and greatest advancements in AI can complete well-defined tasks (with a lot of engineering on the back end), Open AI says AGI “will be capable of mastering a field of study to the world-expert level, and mastering more than any one human.”
While the future impact of this technology remains to be seen, Microsoft’s investment highlights the company’s commitment to putting the most advanced software in the hands of customers — and there are a lot of them, with 800 million devices running on Windows 10 worldwide.
What does this mean for your organization? If and when AGI is developed, Microsoft will become OpenAI’s preferred partner, giving the associations and nonprofits that choose Microsoft platforms today a chance to access unparalleled and exclusive resources tomorrow.
Why Does OpenAI Trust the Azure Cloud?
Just like Protech trusts Microsoft Azure to keep your members’ data safe, OpenAI, a company that believes it holds the key to the most innovative technology on the face of the planet, trusts Microsoft Azure to host and power its initiative. Why? Here are a few great reasons to trust Azure.
- Each day, Microsoft analyzes 6.5 trillion signals to identify cybersecurity threats.
- Microsoft has 3,500 cybersecurity experts at the ready to protect, detect and respond to security threats.
- Azure is trusted by organizations like Adobe, HP, the NFL Players Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Protech brings these benefits to associations and member-based organizations, enabling them to leverage association management software that is built on the ultra-secure Azure Cloud using the best-available customer relationship management system, Microsoft Dynamics 365. With OpenAI, the tech giant is positioning itself to soon offer the most innovative software and machine learning tools the market.
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About the Author: Charlie Sapienza is the business development manager at Protech, where he helps connect member-based organizations with the most powerful association management software built on the Azure True Cloud.