Microsoft has been investing billions in OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that has taken the internet world by storm since its launch in November last year.
Microsoft has unveiled a revamped version of its search engine Bing, powered by ChatGPT. Not only this, the software giant has also launched new AI features for its Edge browser. After integrating the technology used by OpenAI’s chatbot, the company’s search engine and browser will be able to provide more tailored, detailed, and contextual responses to queries.
“The race starts today, and we’re going to move and move fast,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the event announcing the products. “Most importantly, we want to have a lot of fun innovating again in search, because it’s high time,” he added. Microsoft claims that the updates will change the entire experience of web browsing and finding information online.
According to the company’s blog post, half of the 10 billion daily search queries go unanswered as the popularly used engines aren’t designed to respond to complex queries/tasks. The examples presented by the company show Bing giving human-like responses with subtle nuances. The new Bing search engine is live – with a limited number of searches for each person.
The company introduced its overhauled product just a day after rival Google announced its experimental conversational artificial intelligence chatbot service, which it calls Bard, in an attempt to compete with Microsoft-backed ChatGPT.
Earlier in January, Microsoft announced a “multimillion-dollar investment” in OpenAI. While the actual amount and terms of the deal were unclear, some reports suggest that Microsoft will invest $10 billion in OpenAI.
Since its release in November last year, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been a center of excitement for many due to its human-like response. It is a “conversational” AI app that answers “followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.”