Microsoft releases ChatGPT AI in Binge, Edge to compete with Google
Microsoft has introduced an upgraded version of the well-known AI chatbot ChatGPT that powers both the Edge browser and the Bing search engine.
According to Nairametrics, the advancement would enable Microsoft to compete with its primary rival, Google, which recently unveiled its own conversational AI tool dubbed Bard.
The search engine and browser will offer a brand-new experience for navigating the web and discovering information online, according to the business, after the AI tool has been integrated.
Only a day prior to Microsoft’s release, Google unveiled Bard, a conversational AI tool that will compete with ChatGpt as the AI arms race heats up.
Microsoft’s Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella, said during an online event where he unveiled the new product: “Today, we’re launching an all-new, AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, available in preview now at Bing.com, to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience, and the ability to generate content. We think of these tools as an AI copilot for the web.
“AI will fundamentally change every software category, starting with the largest category of all – search. There are 10 billion search queries a day, but we estimate half of them go unanswered. That’s because people are using search to do things it wasn’t originally designed to do. It’s great for finding a website, but for more complex questions or tasks too often it falls short.”
The “new Bing,” as Microsoft refers to it, features a chat feature that allows users to ask questions and get replies in plain English.
The feature makes use of the “Prometheus Model,” an improved version of the OpenAI AI language model that powers ChatGPT and provides more current information with annotated answers.
Microsoft demonstrated the new Bing in real-time demos, exhibiting standard search results next to annotations and an AI chat interface.
The business displayed a variety of sample searches, including ones for recipes, vacation advice, Ikea furniture purchasing, and more.
Bing was instructed to “create an itinerary for each day of a 5-day trip to Mexico” in one demonstration.
The chatbot responded to the question by outlining the itinerary and providing links to sources for the information.