Microsoft's GPT-3's gatekeeper's motives

The GPT-3 tale continues to unfold, and it appears that Microsoft now controls who gets access to the application. To get new readers up to the speed of technology, GPT-3 is fantastic artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by OpenAI. In particular, the application is a natural language processing capability to understand the meaning of our words and produce output.

The simplest way to describe it is that GPT-3 is a way to complete sentences while we write. A lot of us who use Office 360 have experienced this feature.

Additionally, the AI can also write short stories, technical manuals, and even technical articles in response to input from users. It can also write code upon the command. It's a fantastic piece of technology that's got Silicon Valley humming.

The problem is that Microsoft obtained an exclusive license of OpenAI for the app in September. There was no indication of Microsoft's motives behind an exclusive license; however, now we understand.

What are the GPT-3 real motives for Microsoft?

With GPT-3 acquisition Microsoft has announced it will be launching a brand-new Azure OpenAI Service to provide access to the application on an invitation-only basis.

According to Microsoft, only those who have the "acceptable" use case will be given access to GPT-3. The approval process will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and Microsoft has stated that it will continue to check usage to ensure that it's appropriate.

What we're looking at in this case is sublicensing a business. Microsoft has obtained the exclusive license from OpenAI. It is attempting to license the technology sublicensed to third parties.

My concern is this: can we believe that we can trust Microsoft as GPT-3's gatekeeper? In the end, shouldn't large corporations be able to decide which usage scenarios are suitable and which aren't?

Of course, the main point is that Microsoft has decided to limit this new service only to customers who are using the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.

As we all know by now, Azure has been a latecomer in the cloud services sector. Azure has been criticized for being a bit inflexible or agile. That's one reason Azure revenues have fallen much compared to Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

That's why Microsoft uses GPT-3 to increase the growth of its Azure business. This is understandable; however, it raises other concerns. Keep in mind that Microsoft's track record in the area of security hasn't been great.

In the end, Microsoft Exchange was hacked. Microsoft Exchange server was hacked in the year 2000. It proved to be one of the largest hacks against the nation-state of all time. It exposed an unprecedented number of both public and private sector networks.

In July of this year, Microsoft's LinkedIn platform was the victim of another significant data breach, which compromised the personal information of around 92% of its users.

Therefore, I don't believe the market will be particularly receptive to Microsoft controlling the rules regarding GPT-3. I'm curious to know what happens if there is any opposition in the coming months. 

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