Google and Amazon’s virtual assistants are based on AI to give recommendations, and Spotify’s algorithm uses AI to suggest songs and new music. But the power of AI has been thrust into mainstream conversations with ChatGPT’s success.
Microsoft now wants to harness AI to drive its Bing search engine, and you can be one of the first to try it out.
Microsoft integrating ChatGPT into Bing
Microsoft recently unveiled a host of new features coming to its Edge browser and other tools. The most significant development is the integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its Bing search engine. While the backbone is the same, Microsoft explains that it is “much more powerful” than ChatGPT and specifically designed for search.
The tech giant is using a new proprietary technology called the Prometheus Model to drive the integration with Bing and should be ready for use when the next version of the browser is released.
Part of its capabilities is to provide you with relevant information intelligently. For example, you can ask Bing to create a holiday itinerary in a specific city. It will then plan your trip, including accommodation suggestions, transportation and things to do.
“Get inspired. Whether it’s an email or meal plan, provide your ideas and prompts, and Bing will write a draft for you to build upon,” read the description on Bing’s new homepage.
How to join the Bing waitlist
The impressive new version of Bing is currently in the testing phase, but you can play around with a preview version while Microsoft works out a few kinks.
You can sign up to join the waiting list here. Remember that you need a Microsoft account and must sign in with it.
After joining the waitlist, you will receive an email that lets you know you can access the new Bing at Bing.com. Then you can type queries into the usual search box. The new Bing is also available in the chat experience at the top of search results.
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