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Azure OpenAI Service

Build your own copilot and generative AI applications
Connect your own data, call functions, and improve workflow with language and image models
See new features and capabilities in Azure OpenAI Service

Build intelligent apps with AI models

  • Quickly develop generative AI experiences with a diverse set of prebuilt and curated models from OpenAI, Meta and beyond.
  • Run Azure OpenAI Service on your data to gain insights and create chat experiences for users.
  • An integrated safety system provides protection from undesirable inputs and outputs and monitors for misuse. 
  • Detect and mitigate harmful use with built-in responsible AI and access enterprise-grade Azure security.
Use cases

Apply generative AI to a variety of use cases

Conversational AI

AI-generated bots, questions and answers, and contact center solutions to streamline and improve customer service

Content creation

AI tools such as GPT-4 and DALL·E for creative ideation, design, and content writing

Data grounding

Ability to run models on your data for greater accuracy and insights with Azure OpenAI Service on your data

Built-in security and compliance 

Microsoft has committed to investing USD 20 billion in cybersecurity over five years.
We employ more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.
Azure has one of the largest compliance certification portfolios in the industry.
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Flexible pay-as-you-go and provisioned throughput pricing

Unlock the power of large-scale, generative AI models with Azure OpenAI Service, offering the flexibility of both Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) and Provisioned Throughput Units (PTUs). With PAYG, you can optimize costs by paying only for the resources you use, while PTUs provide throughput with minimal latency variance, making them ideal for scaling your AI solutions.
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Find your AI solution

Discover Azure AI—a portfolio of AI services designed for developers and data scientists.

Customer stories

Customers are innovating with Azure OpenAI Service

Frequently asked questions about Azure OpenAI Service

  • Azure OpenAI Service is generally available with limited access based on availability and eligibility criteria.
  • Azure OpenAI Service offers pricing based on both Pay-As-You-Go and Provisioned Throughput Units (PTUs). Pay-As-You-Go allows you to pay for the resources you consume, making it flexible for variable workloads. PTUs, on the other hand, offer a predictable pricing model where you reserve and deploy a specific amount of model processing capacity. This model is ideal for workloads with consistent or predictable usage patterns, providing stability and cost control.

  • Criteria for evaluating and approving use cases include, but aren’t limited to:

    • Responsible use of the service—using the models as they’re intended to be used.
    • Capacity—ensuring that we’re able to adequately onboard and provide service to customers.
  • Azure OpenAI Service provides access to many cutting edge models including GPT-3.5-Turbo, GPT-4 and DALL-E, Whisper, Babbage and Davinci.

  • There are several ways that Microsoft is ensuring responsible use, including:

    • Tools and guidance. Azure OpenAI Service offers tools to moderate generated content and guidance for safely designing applications.
    • Limited access. The service is currently available by limited access to ensure that responsible AI safeguards are working in practice.
  • We guarantee that Azure OpenAI Service will be available at least 99.9 percent of the time.

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Start with USD 200 Azure credit.
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