April 20, 2024

Introducing Mistral-Large on Azure in partnership with Mistral AI

The AI ​​industry is undergoing a significant transformation with growing interest in more efficient and cost-effective models, emblematic of a broader trend in technological advancement. At the forefront is Mistral AI, an innovator and pioneer. Their commitment to fostering the open source community and achieving exceptional performance harmoniously aligns with Microsoft’s commitment to developing reliable, scalable and responsible AI solutions.

Today we announce a multi-year partnership between Microsoft and Mistral AI, a recognized leader in generative artificial intelligence. Both companies are driven by a strong dedication to innovation and practical applications, bridging the gap between pioneering research and real-world solutions.

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This partnership with Microsoft enables Mistral AI to access Azure’s cutting-edge AI infrastructure, to accelerate the development and deployment of its next-generation Large Language Models (LLMs) and represents an opportunity for Mistral AI to unlock new business opportunities. and expand to global markets. and encourage collaboration in continued research.

“We are delighted to embark on this partnership with Microsoft. With Azure’s cutting-edge AI infrastructure, we are reaching a new milestone in our expansion by driving our innovative research and practical applications to new customers everywhere. “Together, we are committed to driving impactful progress in the AI ​​industry and delivering unparalleled value to our customers and partners around the world.”

Arthur Mensch, CEO of Mistral AI

Microsoft’s partnership with Mistral AI focuses on three main areas:

  1. Supercomputing infrastructure: Microsoft will support Mistral AI with Azure AI supercomputing infrastructure that delivers the best performance and scale for AI training and inference workloads for Mistral AI’s flagship models.
  2. Scale to market: Microsoft and Mistral AI will make premium Mistral AI models available to customers through Models as a Service (MaaS) in the Azure AI Studio and Azure Machine Learning model catalog. In addition to OpenAI models, the model catalog offers a diverse selection of commercial and open source models. The ability to use the Microsoft Azure Consumer Commitment (MACC) to purchase Mistral AI models is available today. Azure’s AI-optimized infrastructure and enterprise-grade capabilities provide Mistral AI with additional opportunities to promote, sell, and distribute its models to Microsoft customers around the world.
  3. AI research and development: Microsoft and Mistral AI will explore collaboration around purpose-built training models for select customers, including European public sector workloads.

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Introducing Mistral Large, our most advanced large language model (LLM)


Expand your AI capabilities with Azure and Mistral 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. We are pleased to announce Mistral AI’s flagship business model, Mistral Large, available for the first time on Azure AI and the Mistral AI platform, marking a notable expansion of our offering.. Mistral Large is a general-purpose language model that can work in any text-based use case thanks to state-of-the-art knowledge and reasoning capabilities. He is proficient in code and mathematics, is able to process dozens of documents in a single call, and knows French, German, Spanish, and Italian (in addition to English).

This latest addition of Mistral AI’s premium models to Models as a Service (MaaS) within Azure AI Studio and Azure Machine Learning offers Microsoft customers a diverse selection of the best open source and next-generation models for building and the implementation. personalized AI applications, paving the way for new AI-driven innovations.

“We have tested Mistral Large through Azure AI Studio in a use case aimed at internal efficiency. Performance was comparable to newer models with even better latency. “We look forward to continuing to explore this technology in our business.”

Philippe Rambach, Head of AI, Schneider Electric

“After exploring Mistral Large during its early access period, we were impressed by its performance in medical terminology. As we continue to innovate in healthcare, we are open to collaborations that can help us and our partners grow together. Mistral AI represents an exciting opportunity for mutual advancement in artificial intelligence, both in France and internationally.”

Nacim Rahal, Senior Director of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Doctolib

“Mistral’s AI models have been crucial to improving productivity and collaboration at CMA CGM. Its advanced capabilities have significantly improved the performance of our in-house personal assistant, MAIA. Employees can now quickly access and interact with information like never before. “We are confident that Mistral AI on Azure is the right choice to support our employees and drive innovation across our organization.”

Séverine Grégoire, Director of Digital, Innovation and AI at CMA CGM

Microsoft is committed to supporting global AI growth and innovation by delivering world-class data center AI infrastructure and securely developing technology to equip people with the skills they need to leverage AI effectively. . This partnership with Mistral AI is based on a shared commitment to building reliable and secure AI systems and products. It further reinforces Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to improve our AI offerings and deliver unparalleled value to our customers. Additionally, the integration with AI Studio ensures that customers can use Azure AI Content Safety and responsible AI tools, further improving the security and reliability of AI solutions.

Explore solutions with Azure and Mistral AI today

Visit the Mistral Large model card and sign in with your Azure subscription to start using Mistral Large on Azure AI today. You can also check out the technical blog to learn how to use Mistral Large on Azure AI. Visit the Mistral AI blog to gain deeper insights into the model.

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