Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the company’s Ignite Spotlight event in Seoul on November 15, 2022. Nadella delivered the keynote address at an event organized by the company’s Korean unit.
Seongjoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Microsoft Google on Monday confirmed plans to host a news event that may be related to AI chatbot ChatGPT on Tuesday, just minutes after Google unveiled its competing AI software called Bard.
Head of PR at Microsoft confirmed the existence of the event in a tweet on Monday, But did not confirm what it is about. However, shortly after the news, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tweeted that he was in Redmond and “excited” for tomorrow’s event.
Microsoft’s event follows the company’s January announcement about its new multi-year, multi-billion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI. The deal marks the third phase of the partnership between the two companies, following Microsoft’s previous investments in 2019 and 2021.
ChatGPT automatically generates text based on written prompts in a fashion that is much more advanced and creative than the chatbots of Silicon Valley’s past. The software debuted in late November and quickly turned into a viral sensation as tech executives and venture capitalists raved about it on Twitter, even compared to This is in 2007 for the introduction of Apple’s iPhone.
Microsoft said the renewed partnership with OpenAI will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and help both companies commercialize advanced technologies in the future.
OpenAI is ranked by AI researchers as one of the top three AI labs worldwide, and the company has developed game-playing AI software that can beat humans in video games like Dota 2. However, it has arguably received more attention for ChatGPT and its quirks. AI image generator Dull-e.