Microsoft has announced the integration of the GPT-4 model into Bing and the Edge browser.
The competition between Google and Microsoft is gaining momentum. The other day, Google announced a competitor to ChatGPT — the Bard chatbot. At the beginning of January, there were rumors that Microsoft is preparing to soon integrate a new language model from OpenAI (GPT-4) into the Bing search engine.
A month passed and it happened. At a press event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the integration of OpenAI’s GPT-4 model into Bing and the Edge browser. This means that Bing will have features similar to ChatGPT. In Edge, AI capabilities will be built into the sidebar.
To use this feature, you need to sign up for the waiting list. Bing uses GPT-4 in several configurations. In general, the standard output of the search engine will remain on the left, while on the other side of the bot prompts based on GPT-4. Also, the user will be able to go to an interface that is similar to ChatGPT.
The Bing chatbot, unlike ChatGPT, can handle queries related to events after 2021. Another big difference is that Bing will occasionally try to suggest its own questions to you and suggest potential answers to them.
Edge will offer two functions “Chat” and “Compose”. The first will make a summary of the user’s document or web page. The second will be an assistant in writing texts.
“It’s a new day for search,” said Satya Nadella. He also noted that, in his opinion, this technology will change “practically every category of software” and is also capable of influencing the structure of the Internet. Nadella predicts that every computer interaction in the future will go through an agent. The first step in this, at least for Microsoft, is search.