The Morning After: OpenAI and Microsoft Clash

Although Microsoft owns nearly half of OpenAI, it appears that a recent issue has caused some tension between the two companies. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, OpenAI warned Microsoft not to include GPT-4 into Bing search without further training, but Microsoft ignored the warning and did so anyway. The result was a number of peculiar incidents, such as bots arguing with users and suggesting to a user to divorce and run away with Bing instead. Meanwhile, Microsoft appears to feel resentful that their own internal AI projects have been overlooked in favor of OpenAI despite their financial ties. The situation has led to a somewhat conflicting partnership between the two companies, which is unlikely to lead to success.

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