Microsoft Corp has recently launched an advanced iteration of its Bing search engine and Edge Web browser, equipped with an updated version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology. At present, this new version is only available as a “desktop limited preview” and users can join a waitlist to gain access to the search engine by logging into their Microsoft account.
As a result of the success of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s chatbot, other technology companies have developed similar solutions, among them Microsoft. The company’s 2019 investment in OpenAI has now culminated in the integration of OpenAI’s technology into Bing and Edge. During the limited preview phase, users can only test pre-determined queries, with free-form queries to follow shortly.
As a result of the enhancements to Bing’s AI, it can sift through search results and synthesize the findings in response to complex queries through the Chatbot window. By providing users with a quick answer without the need to explore multiple results, Microsoft aims to provide users with a quick response.
The refurbished Edge browser has a sidebar that boasts a range of AI features, with another mode enabling users to interact with Bing through the ChatGPT-like interface. If a user is conducting an extensive search, such as planning a trip or researching a product, they may refine their search by asking more questions through the Bing chat. Additionally, purchase links will be provided for the products and experiences.
In addition to emails, social media posts, notes for job interviews, and itineraries, Bing can generate a variety of content. The sources of all information are cited, allowing users to read more on the web. The Edge sidebar has been upgraded with “chat” and “compose” features. The “chat” feature summarizes a web page or document, and the “compose” feature generates content for social media posts or emails.
As a result of integrating OpenAI’s technology into Microsoft’s search engine and browser offerings, Microsoft has made a huge leap forward in search engine and web browser offerings. A limited preview of the AI-powered capabilities of Bing and Edge is available to users, which are expected to revolutionize the way people search for information and generate content in the future.