Microsoft and Mistral AI: Mistral Large available

On February 26, 2024, Microsoft and Mistral AI, a recognized leader in generative artificial intelligence announced their multi-year partnership. Both companies are fueled by a steadfast dedication to innovation and practical applications, bridging the gap between pioneering research and real-world solutions.

 

 

This partnership with Microsoft enables Mistral AI with access to Azure’s cutting-edge AI infrastructure, to accelerate the development and deployment of their next generation large language models (LLMs) and represents an opportunity for Mistral AI to unlock new commercial opportunities, expand to global markets, and foster ongoing research collaboration.

 

Why do Microsoft and Mistral AI partner?

Microsoft’s partnership with Mistral AI is focused on three core areas:

  • Supercomputing infrastructure: Microsoft will support Mistral AI with Azure AI supercomputing infrastructure delivering best-in-class performance and scale for AI training and inference workloads for Mistral AI’s flagship models.
  • Scale to market: Microsoft and Mistral AI will make Mistral AI’s premium models available to customers through the Models as a Service (MaaS) in the Azure AI Studio and Azure Machine Learning model catalog. In addition to OpenAI models, model catalog offers a diverse selection of both open-source and commercial models. The ability to use Microsoft Azure Marketplace for purchasing Mistral AI’s models is available.
  • AI research and development: Microsoft and Mistral AI will explore collaboration around training purpose-specific models for select customers, including European public sector workloads.

 

Mistral AI’s flagship commercial model, Mistral Large, available first on Azure AI

In November 2023, at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft unveiled the integration of Mistral 7B into the Azure AI model catalog accessible through Azure AI Studio and Azure Machine Learning.

On February 26, 2024, Microsoft announced Mistral AI’s flagship commercial model, Mistral Large, available first on Azure AI and the Mistral AI platform.

 

What is Mistral Large?

Mistral Large is a general-purpose language model that can deliver on any text-based use case thanks to state-of-the-art reasoning and knowledge capabilities. It is proficient in code and mathematics, able to process dozens of documents in a single call, and handles French, German, Spanish, and Italian in addition to English.

This latest addition of Mistral AI’s premium models into Models as a Service (MaaS) within Azure AI Studio and Azure Machine Learning provides Microsoft customers with a diverse selection of the best state-of-the-art and open-source models for crafting and deploying custom AI applications, paving the way for novel AI-driven innovations.

 

More information

You can find the official announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-and-mistral-ai-announce-new-partnership-to-accelerate-ai-innovation-and-introduce-mistral-large-first-on-azure/.

For more information about Mistral Large, please visit: https://mistral.ai/news/mistral-large/.

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