ChatGPT’s brilliance in its capability of conversing and generating content, had astounded people and tech companies around the globe, marking it as one of the state-of-the-art techs of modern era. Bill Gates calls it the most ‘revolutionary’ tech in his lifetime. This epitome of prowess is not just matter of programming or a solitary work that could be done with only knowledge or intelligence.
The emerge of ChatGPT had been laid on the foundation of Microsoft’s underwriting of technological as well as financial aspects of developing an advanced artificial intelligence technology, that will indeed emphasize its competence and significance in the tech world.
There are many things behind the make of ChatGPT and its functioning, which is what the page will list about here.
Things You Didn’t Know about ChatGPT
- When Elon Musk’s OpenAI was blooming as an AI company, Microsoft saw the opportunity and invested $1 billion in 2019, an amount that incited the works of ChatGPT at first. Later, after the unleash of ChatGPT, Microsoft further confirmed a multi-year investment $10 billion in OpenAI in 2023.
- Microsoft owns 49% of stake in OpenAI, valuing the company at around $29 billion, sources say. OpenAI retains only 2% in equity as another investor Khosla Ventures take 49% of OpenAI.
- ChatGPT’s maker OpenAI was bestowed with $1billion by India’s Infosys in 2015, along with Elon Musk, AWS, YC Research for establishing the AI firm.
- ChatGPT’s AI technology is capable of learning, means users can teach and correct the chatbot if it had made any mistakes. This peculiar aspect of AI had let to a new field of engineering called ‘prompt engineering’, where the job is about developing, refining and optimizing AI-generated text prompts to ensure they are accurate, engaging and relevant for various applications.
- Not just with investments, Microsoft had also backed OpenAI’s work on new AI technology by developing a supercomputer in collaboration with OpenAI with more than 285,000 CPU cores, 10,000 GPUs and 400 gigabytes per second of network connectivity for each GPU server, Microsoft writes in a blog post. It is the one of the top five supercomputers ever made in the world.
- ChatGPT’s operation could cost over $700,000 per day, an analyst estimates reveal. Using ChatGPT for writing letters, generating blog content and conversation could cost OpenAI a whopping $700,000 (₹5.74 Crores) per day due to its tech infrastructure the AI runs on, Dylan Patel, chief analyst at semiconductor research firm SemiAnalysis, told The Information.
- GPT-3, the technology from which ChatGPT is made of, required 700,000 liters (185,000 gallons) of water in its training alone, for cooling the large data centers. For comparison, the same quantity of water is enough to produce 370 BMW cars.
- ChatGPT is drinking 500 ml of water for every 20 – 50 questions asked. Researchers warn that these numbers are likely to increase by multiple times for the newly launched GPT-4 that has significantly more capabilities than GPT-3.5 powering ChatGPT.
- Microsoft is working on a secret AI chip called ‘Athena’. To reduce the cost of running generative AI models like ChatGPT, Microsoft and OpenAI collaboratively are working on this Athena AI chip since 2019.
- Despite the viral success, ChatGPT did not impress employees inside OpenAI. Employees including Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI decided to shelve the chatbot to concentrate on domain-focused alternatives instead. “None of us were like, ‘This is really useful’”. However, those alternatives too failed to catch on internally. In November, when tools like Stable Diffusion caused the AI ecosystem to explode, OpenAI reversed the thought and unveiled ChatGPT, that incited a revolutionary AI war in the world. “It really lit a fire under OpenAI,” said Sequoia investor Pat Grady, whose firm bought shares in OpenAI in 2021.
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