The Bing search engine from Microsoft might soon be back in the game. The tech giant wants to add ChatGPT, which is powered by artificial intelligence, to its search engine. This would let people search using natural language. ChatGPT has become a symbol of the move towards AI very quickly. The system can quickly and (mostly) correctly answer complex questions and follow-up questions in plain English.
Concerns have been raised about how this might affect schools, since the system can write essays and summaries of almost any text it can get its hands on. But the process might be more useful for searching and letting people ask questions and have ChatGPT give them an overview, including a full list, that they can use to plan and act on.
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Microsoft The web search engine Bing, which is also called Bing, is owned and run by Microsoft. Microsoft’s earlier search engines, such as MSN Search, Windows Live Search, and Live Search, led to the creation of this service.
Bing has a lot of different ways to search, like for the web, videos, images, and maps. ASP.NET was used to build it. On May 28, 2009, at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, California, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off Bing. On June 3, 2009, Bing will take the place of Live Search.
At the time, some of the most interesting new features were a list of search suggestions as people typed in their queries and a list of related searches based on semantic technology from Powerset, which Microsoft bought in 2008.
Integration of Bing and ChatGPT
Microsoft is about to show how its new AI, which works like ChatGPT, will change its Office productivity apps. This week, Microsoft announced its Prometheus Model and showed it off in its new Bing search engine.
Now, the company is getting ready to show how it will be used in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, which are its main productivity apps. Sources who know about Microsoft’s plans told The Verge that the company is getting ready to explain in the next few weeks how it plans to improve productivity by combining OpenAI’s language AI technology and its Prometheus Model.
Most likely, the software giant will make an announcement in March about how quickly it wants to use its investments in OpenAI to change search and its productivity apps. The information has said before that GPT models have been tested in Outlook to improve search results, as well as features that suggest replies to emails and integrate Word documents to help users write better.
Microsoft just announced a new way to use generative AI in Microsoft Viva Sales, which came out a week ago. It uses the Azure OpenAI Service and GPT to make sales emails, and it’s similar to some of the features that Microsoft has been testing in Outlook.
People’s searches on Bing have already changed because of Microsoft’s new Prometheus Model. How confident Microsoft is in its AI work will be shown by the next steps to add this feature to Microsoft Office and Teams.
Technically, you can already use the Prometheus Model in Office web apps because the Microsoft Edge browser has a Bing sidebar. This sidebar has a tab called “Compose” that shows you some of the work that Microsoft has been testing for Word and Outlook.
Sources say that Microsoft is also working on ways to add graphs and other graphics to PowerPoint. Bing can already make tables and charts from simple data, but the next step should be to turn those into graphics that can be used in presentations or even in Excel.
The main reason Microsoft is moving quickly with this integration is because of Google. Sources told The Verge that Microsoft had planned to release its new Bing AI at the end of February, but moved the date up just as Google was getting ready to make its own announcements. The next day, a day before Microsoft’s event, Google announced Bard, an app that competes with ChatGPT.
CEO Satya Nadella wants people to think of Microsoft as a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), and he doesn’t want Google to catch up. He wants Microsoft to go in this direction so badly that he got up early on Tuesday to go to the company’s Bing AI event.
Even though the event was supposed to start at 10AM PT, Nadella wanted to get things started 20 minutes early. Because of this, the event had to start five minutes earlier than planned, and Nadella took the stage two minutes before the original 10AM PT start time.
A number of executives at Microsoft are sure that they are way ahead of Google with Bing AI and the upcoming integration into productivity apps. But they are also careful, telling their employees to watch out for competitors trying to disrupt their productivity businesses the way Microsoft is trying to disrupt Google’s search business.
The response to ChatGPT is what made Nadella want to add AI to all of Microsoft’s products. Analysts at UBS think that after only two months, ChatGPT had 100 million active users every month.
In just 48 hours, more than a million people have signed up for the Bing waitlist, and as of Thursday, it was the third most popular app in the US App Store. Microsoft wants to take advantage of AI until 2023 and show the public some of the features and power of its Prometheus Model that it hasn’t talked about yet.
Expect to hear a lot about AI from the tech industry as a whole for the rest of the year. This is because Microsoft and Google are starting to fight over the future of search and artificial intelligence (AI).
Microsoft has made a big step forward in search engine technology by adding ChatGPT to its Bing search engine. A new language model from OpenAI is used to run the new Bing. This model builds on what we learned from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 and how they got better. On desktop, you can now try out a limited version of Bing with the AI co-pilot. Soon, a version for mobile will be out. The chat interface will also be available in the new Edge browser as a sidebar that can summarise information, translate code, and even finish tasks.