The next is customized from my remarks at Microsoft Construct this morning.
Developer conferences are particular locations, particularly when platform shifts are within the air. So, it’s thrilling to have the ability to come again to Microsoft Construct 2023 with a way of anticipation that one thing huge is unfolding round us.
I’ve all the time liked Steve Jobs’ description of computer systems as “bicycles for the thoughts.” It’s an exquisite metaphor, and I feel it captures the essence of what computing is. After which, final November, we bought an improve. With the launch of ChatGPT, computing went from a “bicycle for the thoughts” to a “steam engine for the thoughts.”
And now, as builders, we sit up for what we are able to do on this new period. Each layer of the expertise stack might be modified endlessly.
At Construct this yr, we now have greater than 50 bulletins, and I need to spotlight 5 of them.
Bringing Bing to ChatGPT
ChatGPT is the fastest-growing client app we’ve ever seen. And we at the moment are bringing Bing to ChatGPT because the default search expertise, so we are able to present solutions which might be timelier, extra up-to-date, and grounded by search and internet information. We’re excited to launch this integration in ChatGPT Plus beginning at the moment and to make it obtainable to the free tier quickly. And that is simply the beginning of what we plan to do with our companions at OpenAI to deliver one of the best of Bing to the ChatGPT expertise.
Home windows Copilot
Second, we’re bringing Copilot to the most important canvas of all: Home windows. That is going to make each Home windows consumer an influence consumer, serving to them take motion, customise their settings, and seamlessly join throughout their favourite apps:
Copilot stack and copilot extensibility
Subsequent, we’ve constructed our copilots with a standard architectural stack, and we at the moment are making it obtainable so that everybody can construct their very own AI apps and copilots—from the AI infrastructure, to basis fashions, to the AI orchestration, all the way in which as much as your copilot and its extensibility.
Whether or not it’s ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Microsoft Copilots, or your copilots, they are going to all share the identical extensibility mannequin. This is without doubt one of the strongest issues for any developer: to have the ability to write a plugin as soon as and have it attain billions of customers throughout all of those floor areas.
And we’re already seeing improbable momentum:
Yusuf Mehdi, CVP and Shopper Chief Advertising Officer, confirmed all of this in motion:
Azure AI Studio
Our new Azure AI Studio is the full-lifecycle developer toolchain for the brand new period of AI. You’ll be able to practice your personal fashions, floor AI fashions—resembling OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4—by yourself information, create immediate workflows, and extra. It additionally consists of built-in help for AI security.
We’ve been at work on AI security for years. We’ve AI rules, which we now have translated right into a core set of processes that we implement throughout our engineering stack, in addition to compliance and oversight. However the true precedence is to construct it all through your complete toolchain, and that’s what we’re doing with Azure AI Studio:
Each AI app begins with information. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce Microsoft Material. It’s the most important launch of an information product from Microsoft because the launch of SQL Server.
It unifies compute and storage, the product expertise, governance, and the enterprise mannequin, throughout all of the several types of analytics workloads. And this unification, on the finish of the day, is what I feel will gasoline the subsequent technology of AI purposes:
As builders, one of many issues that we must always ask ourselves is: Why can we construct expertise?
The constructive relationship between expertise and financial progress has been evident for a very long time. However it’s not simply financial progress. We would like lifespans to go up. We would like schooling, prosperity, and lifestyle to go up—in all places. That’s why we construct. That’s why we innovate. That’s why expertise exists. It’s not expertise for expertise’s sake. It’s for that broad influence.
For me, this all got here collectively after I was visiting India earlier this yr. I had an opportunity to see an instance of an AI assistant, constructed on this next-generation AI, that will assist Indian villagers acquire simpler entry to authorities providers. It had a profound influence on me. And so, I need to depart you with this video that epitomizes what you, as builders, can do within the days, weeks, months, and years to return: