In 2019, Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI, the San Francisco-based company that’s working to develop artificial general intelligence (AGI) — a level of AI that’s smart enough to learn and perform intellectual tasks like a human being.
Since the arrival of ChatGPT, there has been a lot of speculation on how something like ChatGPT can be a replacement for Google. Now, according to the latest update, Microsoft’s own web search engine Bing will soon be powered by the next version of ChatGPT.
The service will likely be called the new Bing chat or Bing Bot.
Microsoft Bing ChatGPT is likely to use the power of the internet and ChatGPT’s AI capabilities. Microsoft also confirms that as this service is based on AI, it could offer responses that could be surprising, and they could even have mistakes.
This service could be based on the next version of ChatGPT — ChatGPT 4 with support for 1 trillion parameters, improved response time, and more.
Although ChatGPT sometimes takes up to a few minutes to form a response, GPT-4 is said to be a lot quicker in responding to queries. The latest software’s responses are also said to be more detailed and more human-like.
“Microsoft’s second-place search engine Bing is poised to incorporate a faster and richer version of ChatGPT, known as GPT-4, into its product in the coming weeks, marking rapid progress in the booming field of generative AI and a long-awaited challenge to Google’s dominance of search.”
The driving factor is the conversational simple-to-use interface that responds with humanlike answers, as opposed to supplying a list of web links to click through. What makes ChatGPT powerful is that it can respond to questions, summarize long texts, complete sentences, and perform many other natural language tasks.
If Bing can put together a search engine with the power of generative search (based on real factual info) combined with the optional link-based search, it will be insanely popular.
Of course, that doesn’t in any way suggest that Google doesn’t also have a generative search model planned. It will be interesting to see how this all progresses.