By Sarah Yanez-Richards |
Redmond (EEUU) (EFE).- Microsoft announced this Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond (Washington, Northwest USA) that its Bing search engine will have a version assisted by artificial intelligence (AI) in collaboration with OpenAI, the company that created the popular AI tool ChatGPT, where users can search for specific answers, chat with the AI, and ask for “inspiration.”
The CEO of the technology, Satya Nadella, said that artificial intelligence is now a “co-pilot” for browsing the Internet and, according to him, it will “reshape practically all categories of software.”
The executive director and co-founder of OpenAI, Sam Altman, said for his part that the two companies have been working together for three years and that this new version of Bing will help users to be “more productive” and improve their “quality of life”. .
The new search engine with AI
The company created by Bill Gates and directed by Nadella today showed a select group of journalists how the new version of its search engine will work.
The new search engine can offer information that is not on the web, such as telling a user if a piece of furniture can fit into a specific model of car.
Another novelty is that Bing’s AI can cite the sources of the information it offers. An important feature, since until now ChatGPT did not indicate where your information came from.
In the chat section, users can ask questions of up to 2,000 characters to the AI.
In addition to questions about web content, you will also be able to analyze the content of a PDF and compare it with external information.
To illustrate this example, in the presentation, Microsoft asked the chat to compare the business results in PDF format with that of another company, and the chat gave an elaborate response in a matter of seconds.
In the “get creative inspiration” section, the company showed how the search engine can create Trivial Pursuit-type questions, but also said that it can help other guilds such as “writers.”
This new browser model is free and available starting today “for a limited desktop preview.” Users who sign up for the waitlist will be able to gain access to the full experience.
Microsoft announced a “billion-dollar” investment in the OpenAI company in January and now plans to use its technology to challenge Google’s stranglehold on Internet search.
The race between Google and Microsoft
Google on Monday announced an artificial intelligence chatbot technology called Bard and said it will begin testing its new chatbot in a private group before rolling it out to the public “in the coming weeks.”
Google plans to announce more than 20 AI-related products this year, according to The New York Times, and the company will hold its own AI event on Wednesday.