Starting today, Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot service is available to everyone. The dreaded waiting list is gone and I personally couldn’t be happier.
Like ChatGPT, the Bing chatbot works by pulling information from the World Wide Web. Just ask a question and you’ll get a human-like response (though potentially of questionable accuracy). Everything is powered by GPT-4, a language model created by OpenAI. Sign in to the new Bing with your Microsoft credentials to access the chatbot, and you’ll have immediate access to the open preview version. Easy as pie, right?
Bing Chat is also getting a major update. The chatbot offers image and video answers, chat history, restaurant reservations via OpenTable, more Edge integration and plugin support, and more. I’m more of a visual person, so the idea of a chatbot that responds with images and videos is cool. Sometimes an image is worth more than a thousand words.
The most notable upgrade is the Jobs feature available in both Edge and Bing. In this upgrade, the AI does the work without jumping between the two sites. For example, if you ask the chatbot to recommend a new restaurant, it will bring up the reservation time and help you make a reservation. This news is exciting to me because I care about convenience and streamlining my work. Check out the video below for more details.
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Microsoft will share more information at the Build conference later this month.