Search Engines Will Never Be the Same
Last week, at the company’s campus in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft executives announced that they would be integrating the viral chatbot into its very own search engine, Bing. The move makes sense for a few reasons. First, Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on their multibillion-dollar investment into OpenAI. Second, this is Microsoft’s opportunity to chip away at Google’s dominance, which controls around 90% of the search engine market.
Here are 3 things to know:
When will ChatGPT be available on Bing?
If you’ve ever paid attention to a Microsoft release, you know that they usually don’t allow everyone to try it at once. In this case, it’s completely understandable, especially when you consider that ChatGPT itself is often overloaded. Nevertheless, if you are itching to try it out, you can request access by joining the waiting list.
Once you have cleared the waitlist, you’ll receive an email from Microsoft letting you know that you can access the new Bing at Bing.com – then you can start typing in your usual search box.
Microsoft is also adding ChatGPT features to their browser, Edge. These tools can summarize specific webpages and assist with writing emails and social-media posts.
Will ChatGPT on Bing be connected to the internet?
Yes! You will be able to ask it questions about recent news events and it will respond in sentences that seem like they were written by a human. It will also provide links to sources, something that the original ChatGPT isn’t capable of because it’s not connected to the internet.
Will this change the way we interact with search engines?
We believe this next wave of AI, also referred to as Generative AI (sophisticated systems that produce content from text to images) will change the way we interact with search engines and computers forever.
Searching engines like Bing will be like having a research assistant, personal planner, and creative partner at your side whenever you search the web. With this set of AI-powered features, you can ask questions as if you were talking to a person, search the way you talk, text and think. You’ll be able to ask follow up questions for clarification and interact directly (ex. “Tell me what you can do,” or “Can you help me with XYZ?”
It’s far too early to declare Microsoft the winner in this AI search race, but they’ve gotten off to an impressive head start. Shortly after Microsoft’s announcement, Google announced that it is working on Bard, a comparable chat tool that can generate responses from web-based information. After seeing the new Bing in action, we are confident in saying that we think a big change is coming to how we get information and intermix with our computers.