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Microsoft’s Generative AI Service Now Available on Azure Government Platform

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Microsoft’s Generative AI Service Now Available on Azure Government Platform

Microsoft has announced that it is making its Azure OpenAI generative artificial intelligence service available to federal agencies through the Microsoft Azure Government platform.

According to Candice Ling, senior vice president of Microsoft’s federal government business, Azure OpenAI allows agencies to use generative AI safely at the unclassified level. Ling added that the technology is developed with security in mind, ensuring that prompts and proprietary data are not used to train the model and are not made available to Microsoft or other users.

Another Microsoft executive said in an interview that over 100 agencies are using Azure OpenAI in a commercial environment and have called for the same capability to be available in Azure Government, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Microsoft continues to advance AI capabilities and other emerging technologies, with some of its efforts in collaboration with other entities.

In January, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partnered with Microsoft to use AI in scientific discoveries related to sustainable energy. The organizations will work on high-performance computing, cloud solutions and energy storage materials from Microsoft’s Energy Sciences Center.

In August, Microsoft and Leidos entered into a partnership to help the government improve organizational efficiency and productivity through AI adoption and usage.

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