Microsoft extends OpenAI partnership in a ‘multibillion dollar investment’


By: Aizaz Khan

January 23, 2022

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with OpenAI through a multiyear, significant investment.

Partnership Extension:

The partnership aims to responsibly advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize the technology as a new platform.

Shared Ambition:

Microsoft will increase its investment in the development and deployment of supercomputing systems to support OpenAI's research.

Investment in Supercomputing


Microsoft will become the exclusive cloud provider for OpenAI, powering all OpenAI workloads across products, API services, and research.

Exclusive Cloud Partner:


Integration of Models:

Microsoft plans to integrate OpenAI's models into its consumer and enterprise products.


The exact investment amount is not disclosed by Microsoft.

Investment Amount:


Microsoft aims to further commercialize its Azure OpenAI service.

Commercialization of Azure OpenAI:


OpenAI will remain a capped-profit company after this deal, allowing it to continue to raise capital with checks and balances in place.

Capped-Profit Company:


Advancing AI research  and democratizing technology  for the benefit of all

– Aizaz khan