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This page provides you with useful background on Microsoft AI, our approach, our newest tools and features, the latest news and more.

Our AI mission: Microsoft’s advancements in AI are grounded in our company’s mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more — from helping people be more productive to solving society’s most pressing challenges. We’re committed to making the promise of AI real and responsibly developing and democratizing this technology as a platform so people can use, build upon, and benefit from AI innovation.

“The age of AI is upon us, and Microsoft is powering it. We are witnessing nonlinear improvements in the capability of foundation models, which we are making available as platforms.” – Satya Nadella

Read more about our approach here

Our latest tools and features

Microsoft Copilot

Announcing Microsoft Copilot, your everyday AI companion

Microsoft Build 2023

The latest on Microsoft Build, diving into the company’s deep developer commitment and AI innovation.

AI-powered Bing and Edge

Reinventing search with a new AI-powered Bing and Edge, your copilot for the web.

Microsoft AI explained

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Previous Microsoft AI milestones

Microsoft announces DALL∙E 2 in Azure OpenAI Service, new Designer app and Bing Image Creator

October 2022

Microsoft announces AI4Science to empower the fifth paradigm of scientific discovery

July 2022

Microsoft releases our second version of the Responsible AI Standard framework for building AI systems responsibly

June 2022

GitHub Copilot becomes generally available

June 2022

Microsoft expands access to Azure OpenAI Service with more models and new responsible AI system

May 2022

Microsoft introduces Azure OpenAI Service

November 2021

GitHub launches Copilot, an AI pair programmer that takes advantage of the OpenAI Codex model to support developers

June 2021

Microsoft introduces its first product features powered by GPT-3 models

May 2021

Microsoft shares the building blocks of our responsible AI program

January 2021

Microsoft announces AI breakthroughs in image captioning available in Azure, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

October 2020

Microsoft teams up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3 models

September 2020

Microsoft announces its first AI supercomputers, built in collaboration with and exclusively for OpenAI

May 2020

Microsoft announces Turing-NLG language model at 17 billion parameters

February 2020

Microsoft launches new AI for Good program and AI for Health to accelerate global health initiatives

January 2020

Microsoft and OpenAI announce exclusive partnership to accelerate breakthroughs in AI

July 2019

Microsoft creates our Office of Responsible AI to coordinate responsible AI governance, and launches the first version of our Responsible AI Standard, a framework for translating our high-level principles into actionable guidance for our engineering teams.

July 2019

Microsoft integrates neural machine translation research breakthroughs into Azure and achieves benchmarks in general language understanding

June 2019

Microsoft announces AI for Humanitarian Action as part of the AI for Good program

November 2018

Microsoft reaches benchmarks in machine translation

March 2018

Microsoft outlines and adopts AI principles

February 2018

Microsoft achieves benchmarks in reading comprehension

January 2018

Microsoft announces AI for Earth to put AI to work for the future of our planet

July 2017

Launched our Aether Committee with researchers, engineers and policy experts to focus on responsible AI issues

June 2017

Microsoft achieves benchmarks in conversational speech recognition

September 2016

Satya Nadella’s The Partnership of the Future essay outlines Microsoft’s principles and goals for AI and responsibility

June 2016

Other resources

AI News and Stories

Microsoft AI website

Azure AI Platform

Our Approach to Responsible AI

Microsoft AI for Good

AI Customer Success Stories

AI and Microsoft Research

Transforming work with next-generation AI


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This page was last updated on June 23, 2023, please continue to check back for updates as our AI mission and products evolve.