Microsoft has introduced a new module on its MS Learn website that helps users start their journey with Azure OpenAI Service. In the module, customers can take a beginner-level course that covers code, language, AI models, responsible practices, and image capabilities. Furthermore, Microsoft says it will also offer information on limited access policies.
Azure OpenAI has been in preview since it was first announced at Ignite 2021. It is available as an Azure Cognitive Service, adding, OpenAI GPT-3 security, compliance, reliability, models, and other enterprise abilities.
Microsoft last month brought the platform out of preview and made it generally available. Now that Azure customers are getting to grips with OpenAI Service on a broader scale, Microsoft is offering the MS Learn module to help them get started.
The company says the following learning outcomes are possible from taking the course:
- “Describe Azure OpenAI workloads and access the Azure OpenAI Service
- Understand generative AI models
- Understand Azure OpenAI’s language, code, and image capabilities
- Understand Azure OpenAI’s responsible AI practices and limited access policies”
Microsoft says that it will bring OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT chatbot to Azure in the near future. ChatGPT is an OpenAI project that is built on top of the GPT-3 autocomplete text generator.
A demo of the chatbot was released in late November and is available from OpenAI here (log in required). ChatGPT can provide accurate answers to trivia questions, while also being able to generate AI content such as poems and songs. Microsoft has already folded technology from ChatGPT into its new Bing Chat AI search engine.
As for the Azure OpenAI Service training module, it will cover the following topics over 10 separate sections:
- What is generative AI
- Describe Azure OpenAI
- How to use Azure OpenAI
- Understand OpenAI’s natural language capabilities
- Understand OpenAI code generation capabilities
- Understand OpenAI’s image generation capabilities
- Describe Azure OpenAI’s access and responsible AI policies
- Knowledge check
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