Microsoft unveils their all-new, AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, which are currently available in beta at Bing.com, to provide better search, more thorough answers, a new chat experience, and the opportunity to develop content. The tools are considered to be an AI copilot for the web.
Microsoft, the leading technology company, has incorporated the Edge browser with additional AI capabilities, giving a fresh appearance and two new features: chat and composition. The Edge Sidebar can request a summary of a lengthy financial report to get the essential takeaways and then use the chat function to request a comparison to a competitive company’s financials, which will be instantly presented in a table.
The new Bing is now available in a restricted desktop preview, and anyone can visit Bing.com today to try sample queries and sign up for the waitlist. In the next weeks, the company will expand the preview to millions of people. A smartphone experience will also be available in the near future.
What do we need to know about the new Bing and Edge?
The new Bing offers an enhanced version of the classic search experience, with more relevant results for simple items like sports scores, market prices, and weather, as well as a new sidebar that displays more extensive answers if you want them. Bing searches the web for results and summarizes them to find and summarize the solution you’re looking for.
The new Bing includes new, interactive conversation for more sophisticated searches, such as organizing a comprehensive trip itinerary or choosing which TV to buy. Users can narrow their searches until they receive the complete answer they are looking for.
The new Bing may create material to assist you. It may assist you in writing an email, and creating a 5-day schedule for a dream vacation to Hawaii. The new Bing additionally cites all of its sources, allowing you to view connections to the web items it mentions.
Users may also ask Edge to assist them with creating content, such as a LinkedIn post, by providing it with a few prompts. Following that, you can ask it to assist you with updating the post’s tone, format, and length. Edge recognizes the web page you’re on and adjusts accordingly.
Integrating AI into your web search engines
Microsoft is pleased to reveal that the new Bing is powered by a new, next-generation OpenAI large language model that is more powerful than ChatGPT and has been tailored exclusively for search. It incorporates significant insights and breakthroughs from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5, and it is faster, more accurate, and more capable.
Microsoft has created a proprietary method of interacting with the OpenAI model that allows us to maximize its capabilities. This set of abilities and procedures is known as the Prometheus model. This combination provides more relevant, fast, and targeted results while improving safety.
Microsoft has also applied the AI model to the core Bing search engine, resulting in the highest increase in relevance in two decades. Even basic search queries are more accurate and relevant with the AI model.
Microsoft partners with OpenAI to make it all happen
The business is reinventing how users interact with these services by combining search, browser, and chat. This will enable an entirely new manner of interacting with the internet. These ground-breaking new search experiences are made possible by Microsoft’s commitment to transforming Azure into the world’s AI supercomputer. OpenAI has leveraged this infrastructure to train the breakthrough models now optimized for Bing.
The company has also deliberately established controls to defend against hazardous information in collaboration with OpenAI. In accordance with the AI principles, the teams are striving to solve challenges such as misinformation and disinformation, content blocking, data security, and preventing the propagation of harmful or discriminating content.
The collaboration with OpenAI relies on the company’s years-long effort to guarantee that the AI systems are designed to be responsible. They will continue to leverage the responsible AI ecosystem’s entire power, including academics, engineers, and policy experts, to develop novel risk-mitigation measures.
Microsoft is looking forward to implementing the new Bing and Edge and gathering the vital input needed to enhance our models as they scale.
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