So far, anyone who wants to search the Internet turns to Google. But that could change soon. With the new Bing search engine, Microsoft presents a revolutionary new approach that could completely transform web searches.
Microsoft has announced a new version of its Bing search engine that will be enhanced with ChatGPT’s AI technology. The “new Bing”, as Microsoft calls it, is said to offer a chat function in which users can ask questions and then receive answers in natural language. An updated version of the AI language model should be used, which also knows more up-to-date information.
The new search engine is to be rolled out for the first users in a desktop version starting today. Users who see the “new Bing” will be able to try a limited number of queries on the enhanced search bar and sign up for full access in the future.
After submitting the search queries, the Bing search opens with the usual list of links on the left, but the answers from the AI are added on the right.
Microsoft showed a number of search examples: Bing was asked about recipes, travel tips and buying furniture from Ikea. In one demo, Bing was asked to “create an itinerary for each day of a five-day trip to Mexico.” The question was fully answered by the chatbot, which spat out a rough itinerary and links to sources for more information.
New Edge browser gets AI functions
In addition, the Windows manufacturer will soon be making an update of its Edge browser available for download, which will offer a revised user interface and be better integrated into Windows 11. Microsoft Edge should also get some exciting AI functions. Long texts should be summarized by the AI to the most important thing or translated by an interpreter function.
Google Bard Announced: Will Google Counter Tomorrow?
Microsoft preempted Google by announcing that it would release details of ChatGPT competitor Google Bard tomorrow afternoon. Interested users can watch on YouTube from 3:30 p.m. German time.
ChatGPT: $10,000,000,000 from Microsoft
Just a few days ago, the Windows group announced a new multi-billion dollar multi-year investment in OpenAI – the founders of the chat robot ChatGPT. The financial service Bloomberg reported, citing an inside source, that it was about ten billion dollars.
Microsoft was an early OpenAI investor, contributing a $1 billion cash injection back in 2019. After that, the company is said to have injected another two billion dollars.