back to article Get ready for Clippy 9000: Microsoft exclusively licenses OpenAI's mega-brain GPT-3 for anything and everything

Microsoft has bagged exclusive rights to use OpenAI's GPT-3 technology, allowing the Windows giant to embed the powerful text-generating machine-learning model into its own products. “Today, I’m very excited to announce that Microsoft is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3, allowing us to leverage its technical …

  1. Chairman of the Bored Silver badge

    BS bomb

    In US military service the PDU-5B container munition (leaflet dispenser) is commonly known as the Bullshit Bomb.

    I suspect that the first users of generative networks for text will be marketing types. We will have Cyber bullshit bombs.

    I wonder if we will have arms control - it's a weapon of mass distraction!

  2. spold Silver badge


    ...are they a new MS crypto-currency?

  3. spold Silver badge


    >>> and deliver advanced AI solutions for our customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the amazing power of advanced natural language generation


    and therefore any MS VP, or Manager, or whatever [GPT-3 title]'s quotations or messaging, is likely natural language syntho-babble...?

    1. spold Silver badge

      Re: So...

      MS SVP of GPT-3 Products, Max Headroom, said....

      1. spold Silver badge

        Re: So...

        ...and now you are going to go and watch all those Max Headroom videos on Youtube

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Onto a Real Winner if you're into Crap Tat on Tap? Or is ManKind Captured by Virtual Machinery?

    Who decides? You or IT?

    Right now, GPT-3 is only available to a few teams hand picked by OpenAI and is being used by the language model to spread spam and misinformation at a scale so large it would be difficult to filter out and Microsoft was named its “preferred partner” after it pledged to invest $1bn in the San Francisco-based upstart last year. .... an early draft?

    Sounds real dodgy, and is bound to be as attractive as a red rag to a bull in an expensive china shop to humans and those stock markets with spam products to sell on a commercial scale.

    I was gonna say ..... Whatever were OpenAI thinking last year? ..... but I guess we all know $1,000,000,000 in the sky rocket was doing all the talking. Well, you would too, wouldn't you, take the money and run Microsoft with the flow until something else better comes up which one cannot nor should not refuse. It's an ages old, quietly effective simple ploy though, and nothing spectacularly new, that has kept and still hopes to keep the dollar .... and any other fiat promissory note for that matter when it be offered for product purchase in a sale .... alive and kicking. And it's a sort of magic trick .....that pretty paper costing cents to print being worth more than diamonds and gold to the wheelers and dealers and sharks and spivs of business, which now find themselves tolerating and entertaining AI and/or being entertained and tolerated by AI.

    What could possibly go wrong and awry with such an Assimilation/Singularity/Parity? Anything you'd be able to prevent? Be honest now, for certainly your life depends upon it, so it is no small matter methinks, although if you be towards the crazy insane end of the mad human spectrum, YMMV.

    1. TaabuTheCat

      Re: Onto a Real Winner if you're into Crap Tat on Tap? Or is ManKind Captured by Virtual Machinery?

      Is that you GPT-3?

  5. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Sign us up!

    Says UK Government Cabinet Office. First project will no doubt be to replace the Civil Service Permanent Secretaries with AI bots modelled on training data from "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister" scripts of Sir Humphrey

    A word of caution Mr Cummings - what goes round comes round, so, expect you to be replaced by the monster you created

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The scope of commercial and creative potential is profound

    great, great tombstone inscription for homo sapiens, with a mushroom cloud (or anything else to be "that" nail in their coffin, probably AI-related) in the background

  7. Greybearded old scrote Silver badge

    New name?

    OpenAI not so open then. Or is this usage related to "The Democratic Republic of Dictatorstan?"

  8. poohbear

    Thus endeth :Remember people, your essay is due on Friday..."

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