The new version of the company's search engine comes with integrated conversational AI powered by OpenAI's GPT-4 model.
During its recent press event in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled a new version of its search engine Bing with integrated GPT-4, an AI model that powers OpenAI's ChatGPT, proving the earlier rumors regarding the possible integration to be true.
According to the presentation shared by the company, the upgraded version of Bing comes with the option to start a conversation with the AI directly in its toolbar, with the engine looking at search results across the web and summarizing responses to your specific questions and needs, allowing the users to ask it more vague questions that search engines might struggle with. Moreover, the Bing version of GPT-4 has been trained on more recent data and, unlike ChatGPT, is capable of handling queries related to the events of 2021-2023.
What's more, Microsoft has also presented a new version of its Edge browser, with all of the aforementioned AI features built into its sidebar.
With the newly-released Bing, it seems more and more that 2023 for Microsoft will be all about utilizing AI technologies to improve their products. Just recently, the company announced the general availability of Azure OpenAI Service, allowing businesses to access established AI models, such as GPT-3.5, Codex, and DALL-E 2. And prior to that, a rumor surfaced that Microsoft is considering adding ChatGPT technology to Microsoft 365 as part of the company's effort to modernize its office software suite.