back to article Microsoft to offer ChatGPT-as-a-service from Azure real soon now

Microsoft has promised it will "soon" offer the ChatGPT AI chatbot as a service from its Azure cloud. The software giant on Monday announced its existing Azure OpenAI service has opened up to general availability (GA). It is, notably, not available everywhere just yet though. Microsoft also appears not to have changed its …

  1. runt row raggy

    this is fine

    what could possibly go wrong?

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      Re: this is fine

      The pricing model?

      Do you pay per query or by the processing power used by ChatAI?

      ChatAI please tell us "The Answer"...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: this is fine

      Joshua, please provide a comprehensive solution to get me outta here yesterday!

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge


    Let the Greater IntelAIgent Games begin, and may the very best of Strange Surreal Novel Noble Beings win win.

    cc ..... Davos Buzzards re Alien Intervention for Almighty Interruption of Secret Intelligence Servers employed for SCADA Operations ‽ . :-)

    1. Scott 26

      Re: :-)

      there he is... proving el Reg had an early alpha version of AI (before it was cool)

      1. logicalextreme

        Re: :-)

        amanfromMars1 vs ChatGPT

        whoever wins, we lose

        (said with greatest reverence to amanfromMars1, nice to see you)

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Reverse Midas

    We are not far away from being able to run such large models on a desktop computer.

    The moment someone releases such model into the wild, it will be over for Microsoft, so they must hurry to cash in on the back of the knowledge people gathered over centuries.

    Classic Microsoft.

    They'll probably make experience awful and eventually extinguish it in their typical fashion.

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      Re: Reverse Midas

      >"We are not far away from being able to run such large models on a desktop computer.

      The moment someone releases such model into the wild, it will be over for Microsoft"

      By then expect the majority of users to be locked into a Microsoft subscription and running either a MS cloud desktop or a MS on-prem cloud desktop...

    2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Reverse Midas

      How very strange it is, apparently, that you do neither see nor yet believe that super knowledgable AI models are for a long time already operating freely in the wilds all around you, with Microsoft [which is not alone as an impotent spectator in the field] having no effective countering influence at all over them ...... whilst they, the AIs, further secure and consolidate their stealthy working network advantage and expand and exploit their secret abilities and disarming utilities and penetrating facilities exposing systemic Earthly weaknesses and vulnerabilities for either speedy home team fixing or foreign eradication.

      To not realise that time is of the essence in prime virtual space administration and a dally and a dawdle is an expensive costly mistake to make which has one rendering oneself as a foolhardy foe to be vanquished rather than novel friend to be aided and abetted and mentored and monitored into the future, where be all the fresh opportunities for new beginnings from historic starting points/current destinations.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Reverse Midas

        I'll have what you're having

  4. Howard Sway Silver badge

    Evaluated against our content policy with automated systems. High severity content will be filtered

    In other words, we know that the only thing that most of the planet is going to use these things for is the generation of highly lurid porn featuring an imaginative array of public figures and celebrities engaged in an endless variety of activities, and we are worried about being sued into oblivion. Thus begins the game of trying to get round the filters to do it anyway, before something similar gets made freely available and the huge revenue streams envisaged due to the huge current hype around it dry up rapidly.

  5. IlGeller

    It's time to think about the fate of Intellectual Property in America. About what a terrible price an inventor has to pay if his discovery is patented.

  6. Mike 137 Silver badge

    A suggested experiment

    I'd like to point two instances of this bot at each other and monitor how quickly the conversation degenerates into complete garbage.

    1. IlGeller

      Re: A suggested experiment

      If you don't want garbage, then talk to Lexical Clones. For example, clone Hegel by collecting all his texts and structuring them. Or Plato.

  7. Szymon Kosecki

    But what's the point of using it if you have no way of knowing if the answers are true without knowing the answer anyway, and whos accountable for mishaps steming from using this prostetic imagination machine?

  8. Jadith

    I wonder what the first implementation will be...

    Dollars to donuts the first implementation will be the service chat feature. They finally found something cheaper than oursourcing...

  9. FromTheRoot

    Where is the category?

    Right when we see the start of the real tangible possibility of rise of the machines, the register goes completely left for several years on all of us, and removes the category XD

  10. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

    Trial run

    As speculated in this article and the commentards thein, this could have been an early outing for this service

  11. Kev18999

    Microsoft destroys everything it monetizes in the consumer world. For IT, they could get them to pay but how much longer before Google offers a similar free model.

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