Fresh from a new cash injection in Open AI, Microsoft has moved at a fast pace to announce its widely anticipated integrations with the runaway AI startup’s popular ChatGPT into some of its products like Bing.
Last week, Microsoft announced “a new Bing”, an upgrade to its Bing search engine as well as “a new Edge”, an upgrade to its Edge web browser.
The new Bing features a chat option powered by Open AI’s AI systems allowing users to get search results both the traditional way as well as in a conversational chat, a la ChatGPT.
“…we’re improving how the world benefits from the web by reinventing the tools billions of people use every day, the search engine and the browser,” the company said at the time.
“We’re excited to announce the new Bing is running on a new, next-generation OpenAI large language model that is more powerful than ChatGPT and customized specifically for search. It takes key learnings and advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 – and it is even faster, more accurate and more capable,” Yusuf Mehedi, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer wrote on the company’s blog.
Eager to take the latest advancements for a spin, over 1 million people signed up to try the currently invite-only new Bing powered by AI, according to Mehedi.
We're humbled and energized by the number of people who want to test-drive the new AI-powered Bing! In 48 hours, more than 1 million people have joined the waitlist for our preview. If you would like to join, go to https://t.co/4sjVvMSfJg! pic.twitter.com/9F690OWRDm
— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) February 9, 2023
It is yet to be known how long it will take for Microsoft to let all the people showing interest in its latest AI-powered tools to take them on a spin.