Within minutes of Google’s announcement, Microsoft confirmed that it will hold a special event where it will reveal its progress on “some exciting projects.” In accordance with The Verge, the technology company sent invitations to the media to attend a presentation tomorrow at its Redmond offices. It is presumed that the company will make Bing’s announcement official with ChatGPT, the new version of the search engine that integrates the AI of OpenAI.
The Microsoft event will take place on February 7 at 11 AM PT (7:00 p.m. Spain / 12:00 p.m. Mexico / 3:00 p.m. Argentina). So far the details are scarce, since it only includes a sentence by Satya Nadella where attendees are invited to learn about the company’s upcoming projects. Although there is no evidence that Bing will be introduced with ChatGPT, the reveal of it is almost imminent following the leaks and Google’s recent announcement.
The event takes place at an important time where big technology companies are betting on artificial intelligence. A few weeks ago, Microsoft confirmed that it made a multi-million dollar investment in OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT and DALL-E. In a post on his official blogthose from Redmond mentioned that this partnership will allow the integration of OpenAI models into business and consumer products.
The first fruits of the alliance between Microsoft and OpenAI appeared a few days ago. A premium version of Teams, powered by GPT-3.5, allows users to get meeting summary and relevant information automatically. On the other hand, Bing with ChatGPT integrates the functionality of the popular chatbot in an attempt to revolutionize web searches.
Microsoft prepares its answer to Google: a search engine powered by the AI of ChatGPT
This would be Bing with ChatGPT, the new search engine from Microsoft. Image: Owen Yin
The “new Bing” was leaked a few days ago thanks to a user who had access for a few hours to the next version of the search engine. In an entry published in Medium, Owen Yin detailed the new AI-powered features of OpenAI. It is rumored that Bing with ChatGPT will use GPT-4 and a more up-to-date database than what we currently see in the chatbot.
One of the limitations of ChatGPT is that its model was trained with data from 2021 backwards, so it is not capable of providing current information. Bing would solve this problem, and incidentally, it will integrate a new way of searching the web. The first screenshots detail that the conventional bar is replaced by a text box where you can chat using natural language.
The browser would be capable of generating advanced texts and even creative tasks. According to Yin, Bing with ChatGPT can write a poem or song, as well as ask questions or generate a search summary with links to the original source. The user experience will be similar to what we currently see in ChatGPT, although it will not completely replace traditional search.
Added to this, Microsoft has other projects in mind with OpenAI. In your most recent ad revealed that it will accelerate Azure’s AI infrastructure so enterprise customers can build and deploy AI applications on a global scale. Similarly, Azure will be the exclusive cloud provider for OpenAI, thus powering all of its workloads.