Microsoft is introducing a new version of its search engine Bing, driven by an improved version of the same AI technology that powers chatbot ChatGPT. The product is being released alongside new AI-enhanced features for Microsoft’s Edge browser. The company reassured that both will provide a new experience for browsing the web and finding information online.
Microsoft Edge: What Are These AI-powered Features?
The Edge browser now has a brand new look, with rounded corners and a smoother user interface. The tech giant also put a new Bing chat interface in the Edge sidebar, allowing users to search for things without having to go to Bing manually.
The merge between Edge and Bing has also led to the following changes!
Better Search – With the new Bing, you get an enhanced version of the standard search experience. It offers more pertinent results for common queries like sports scores, market prices, and weather, as well as a new sidebar that displays additional in-depth information if you need it
Full responses – Bing analyses search results from several websites to identify and condense the solution you’re looking for
A new chat experience – The new Bing includes fresh, interactive conversation for queries that require more thought and planning
A creative spark – The updated Bing can produce content to be of assistance. You can use it to send emails, get ready for job interviews, or make a trivia night quiz. The new Bing also cites all its sources, so you’re able to see links to the web content it references.
New Microsoft Edge experience – We’ve updated the Edge browser with new AI capabilities and a new look and added two new functionalities: Chat and compose. Chat allows users to get a summary and ask questions about the content of a web page or document.
The “Write” feature is a writing assistant that can help with things like creating text, emails, and social media posts based on certain prompts. It can also help with the tone and length of the posts.
How Can I Install the New Chatgpt Powered Microsoft Edge?
Downloading Microsoft Edge’s Dev channel version is the first step you should take if you want to test out the new AI features. Find the Microsoft Edge Developer channel version online, download it, then follow the setup instructions to update to the most recent version.
Installed Edge but Can’t Find the New AI Features?
It is to be noted that the recently added “Chat” and “Compose” capabilities are only available on the app’s desktop version right now.
By selecting the Bing logo, which is situated immediately below the close button in the upper right corner of the screen, you can access them. Nevertheless, it appears that Microsoft is restricting access to the new capabilities, requiring users to join the waitlist.
According to the tech giant, users can gain early access by making Edge their preferred browser and Bing their default search engine. Also, users must switch to MSN as their homepage. While doing so won’t ensure immediate access to the new features, it should shorten the wait time.
Is Bing Chatbot Similar to ChatGPT?
Microsoft’s Bing chatbot isn’t a conversational AI service like ChatGPT and Bard; rather, it’s a search engine enhanced by AI that enables Bing to provide users with more in-depth, chat-like responses to inquiries.
Additionally, users can ask follow-up questions in response to the search query to engage the chatbot in a full dialogue on the subject at hand. Microsoft refers to it as an “AI copilot for the web.”
Microsoft claims that its version of OpenAI is far more powerful than ChatGPT despite the corporation having invested billions of dollars in the technology. “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,” shared Microsoft.
“It takes key learnings and advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 – and it is even faster, more accurate, and more capable,” it added. The customer can click on a follow-up question at the end of Bing’s comprehensive response, which enhances the experience.
Meanwhile, ChatGPT does not infuse its response with as much “human” language, unlike Bing’s AI chatbot. Additionally, ChatGPT currently doesn’t have the functionality to converse with users as Bing does.