ChatGPT is a worldwide phenomenon these days. This AI chatbot, developed by OpenAI, has taken the world by storm with its ability to generate human-like responses to text inputs. Microsoft is now looking to make better use of ChatGPT’s ability to generate responses, having announced its integration in the Bing search engine and Edge browser. More about Microsoft Bing and Egde with built-in ChatGPT here.
Microsoft and OpenAI’s Alliance:
Microsoft and OpenAI have had a close relationship in recent years, with Microsoft being one of the key investors in OpenAI. OpenAI is a research organization dedicated to creating and promoting friendly AI that benefits humanity. The organization was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman with the goal of advancing the field of AI in a responsible manner.
In 2019, the two companies announced a strategic partnership, with Microsoft investing USD 1 billion in OpenAI to bring advanced AI technologies to the Azure cloud platform. The goal of the collaboration was to incorporate OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model into Azure. It is the same language model that is currently used in ChatGPT.
With the unexpected success of ChatGPT, Microsoft is reportedly investing again in OpenAI. In addition, Microsoft has also announced the integration of a new GPT-4 language model into Bing, which will provide a ChatGPT-like experience within the search engine.
Bing and Microsoft Edge with ChatGPT
“It’s a new day in search,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the February AI event, where he announced the new version of its search engine and browser.
He further added, “The race starts today, and we’re going to move and move fast. Most importantly, we want to have a lot of fun innovating again in search, because it’s high time.”
As aforementioned, the new engine is based on GPT-4 model, which adds more features to the already powerful AI system. Microsoft claims that it can now respond to search queries with up-to-date information and interpreted results.
Not only Bing, but Microsoft’s Edge browser is also getting the equal benefit of ChatGPT’s AI power. There are two new AI-enhanced browser features: “chat” and “compose.” And these options will be available in Edge’s sidebar in the coming updates.
While “compose” is a writing assistant, “Chat” allows users to summarize and ask questions about the webpage or document they are viewing. This will assist in the generation of text, from emails to posts on social media, using a few starting prompts.
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How to sign up for ChatGPT-powered Bing?
The new updates are now live on Bing, though it is somewhat limited for the time being. Only a few people have had the chance to test it so far. To get the full experience, you must join the waitlist. And here’s how to get on the waiting list:
- Go to bing.com/new
- Click on “Join the Waitlist” and sign in with your Microsoft account
- Then, you’ll get a waitlist confirmation mail and that’s about it!
You can also move up the waitlist with the “Access the new Bing faster” option, says Microsoft. This will prompt you to set “Microsoft Defaults” and download the “Bing” app using the provided link or QR code.
Google joins the race
While Microsoft took the leverage of incorporating OpenAI’s formula into its search engine and browser, Google has joined the race by introducing “Bard,” it’s very own AI chatbot. It is also currently available to a small number of people, with a larger rollout expected soon. Google will most likely incorporate Bard into its search engine, so it will be interesting to see how its duel with Microsoft plays out.
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