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Microsoft Empowers Its Bing And Edge With ChatGPT AI Chatbot

by Abeerah Hashim
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The Redmond giant Microsoft recently announced an interesting move for its web users. Reportedly, Microsoft has introduced the new AI-powered Bing and Edge browser variants boasting ChatGPT chatbot intelligence.

Microsoft Edge And Bing With AI Chatbot

According to a recent blog post from Microsoft, the tech giant has decided to integrate its latest crush, “ChatGPT,” into its flagship Microsoft Edge web browser and the Bing search engine.

As explained, Microsoft’s new Bing and Edge browser versions will present AI-powered search results and answers to users’ queries. Such intelligence will ensure a smoother, easier, faster, and more precise user experience.

Quoting its CEO Satya Nadella’s statement, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, mentioned,

AI will fundamentally change every software category, starting with the largest category of all – search… Today, we’re launching Bing and Edge powered by AI copilot and chat, to help people get more from search and the web.

The New Features

Microsoft calls this improvement the ‘copilot for the web,’ as it will boast many interesting features for smooth browsing. These include,

  • Improved search with more relevant results. Also, the search results page includes a separate sidebar where ChatGPT will give improved results.
  • The search results will include complete answers to users’ queries without the need for extensive scrolling.
  • Bing search engine will also feature a chat experience. The new Bing preview includes numerous preset questions that users can click on to get the desired results, just as they do with a chatbot.
  • The new Bing also comes with content generation capabilities. It also displays the relevant web results used as references.
  • The Microsoft Edge browser will boast a new layout, having a dedicated sidebar for chat and composition help.

The tech giant has elaborated that the new Bing and Edge are powered by “four technical breakthroughs.’ These include.

  • Next-Generation Open AI model that leverages ChatGPT and GPT 3.5 for fast and advanced performance.
  • Microsoft’s proprietary ‘Prometheus’ AI model.
  • Application of AI to the core Bing search engine for accurate results.
  • Layout improvements for a better user experience.

Limited Previews Available

For now, Microsoft has introduced AI-powered products with a limited preview. Specifically, the new latest Edge Developer version includes a dedicated Bing icon for this feature, whereas the Bing search’s URL also includes a ‘Chat’ option and a limited preview of how the new AI-powered search will work.

However, for now, both tools do not provide immediate access to the AI functionality. Instead, users need to join a waiting list to get their hands on the latest feature as it rolls out.

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