Microsoft has just unveiled a new version of its Bing search engine and its Edge web browser that will be powered by the AI technology developed by OpenAI.
Microsoft said it will actually be more powerful than OpenAI’s current ChatGPT AI bot.
During his speech as part of the event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that the web browser was a big reason for the rise of the Internet, and search engines helped to organize the web. Microsoft VP Yusuf Mehdi then took the stage, saying that AI will be the next generation of surfing and searching on the web.
The Microsoft Bing Search Engine
The company showed off the new version of Bing with a larger search box that can hold up to 1,000 characters, which is consistent with the previous leaks about the new Bing.
Microsoft will also integrate a chatbot in Bing so people can ask it questions and get answers in natural language. For example, if you are planning a trip to Mombasa, the chatbot can create a possible itinerary that you can use for each day of your trip.
It can create a meal plan to your specifications or even create a trivia game for you. Users will also have the option to switch from the chatbot to normal Bing search results.
The New Microsoft Edge Browser
As far as the improvements coming to the Edge web browser, Microsoft stated it will integrate the Bing chatbot in the browser.
The chat interface in Bing is available as a sidebar feature in Edge, allowing users to access it without navigating to the Bing website. The interface can run alongside any webpage and interact with it.
Other functions of this new chatbot include writing out a post for you in Microsoft’s LinkedIn social network, or even doing some code rewriting.
Microsoft has made a substantial leap in search engine technology by integrating a ChatGPT-like feature in its Bing search engine.
The new Bing is powered by a next-generation language model from OpenAI, which takes key learnings and advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5.
Bing with the AI co-pilot is now available for a limited preview on desktop, and a mobile version will be available soon.
Additionally, the chat interface will be available as a sidebar feature in the new Edge browser, which has the ability to summarize information, translate code, and even complete tasks.