Microsoft announced that its AI-powered Bing chatbot, which is built on top of OpenAI’s cutting-edge GPT-4 and DALL-E 2 models, is now available to everyone without a waitlist. Users can access the open preview version by simply signing in to the new Bing or Edge browser with their Microsoft account.
Since its private preview launch in February, Bing Chat has already attracted over 100 million daily active users and facilitated over half a billion chats, resulting in the creation of more than 200 million images.
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Enhanced Visual Experience and Multimodal Search
Among the updates are image and video results, new Bing and Edge Actions, persistent chat and history, and plug-in support for developers. Bing Chat will also incorporate visual features such as Knowledge Cards and soon display relevant images, charts, or graphs when appropriate, all within a sleek card-like interface.
Multimodal search capabilities are also being extended to the Edge app for mobile devices. Users will be able to ask questions in Bing Chat that pertain to the mobile page they are currently viewing, making it even easier to find relevant information on-the-go.
Yusuf Mehdi, the CVP and consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft, said, “I think it’s safe to say that we’re underway with the transformation of search. In our minds, we think that today will be the start of the next generation of this ‘search mission.'”
Language Expansion and Third-Party Integrations
The chatbot can accept both text and image inputs, generating human-like text responses using GPT-4’s advanced capabilities. In addition, Bing Image Creator, powered by DALL-E 2, will soon understand over 100 languages besides English, greatly expanding its potential reach and usability.
To further enrich the chat experience, Microsoft is integrating third-party plug-ins such as Wolfram Alpha for advanced mathematical calculations and graphs, as well as Open Table for seamless restaurant reservations. These additions aim to make Bing Chat even more versatile and user-friendly.
User Feedback and Future Developments
As the open preview progresses, Microsoft is actively seeking user feedback to improve and customize the user experience, ensuring the chatbot meets the diverse needs of its users. Bing Chat will store users’ chat histories, allowing them to resume previous chats whenever they wish.
More details on Bing chatbot’s capabilities and developer opportunities will be shared at Microsoft’s Build conference later this month, providing further insight into the future of Bing Chat and the exciting innovations that lie ahead.