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 requirement for would-be customers to apply for access to the service or to be a managed customer. When your correspondent logged in with a personal Azure account used for occasional footling, OpenAI services were listed – but none were available.

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