New York (EFE).- Microsoft announced that as of Tuesday its web search engine, Bing, is incorporated into the OpenAI artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, ChatGPT, for users subscribed to ChatGPT Plus, its version of payment and that “soon” will be enabled for all ChatGPT users.
“Our fantastic partnership with OpenAI is critical to our progress with the new Bing,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s head of consumer marketing, said in a statement.
Mehdi stresses that ChatGPT will now have a built-in search engine to provide “more timely and up-to-date responses with web access.”
Microsoft’s chatbot, Bing
In January of this year Microsoft announced a “multi-billion dollar investment” in the OpenAI startup. And in February the tech giant revealed that it would use OpenAI technology for its AI tools.
Until now, ChatGPT Plus subscribers -who have access to the most powerful OpenAI chatbot, GPT-4- did not have access to the sources of the information and this new union will allow users to have access “to citations (in notes to footer) so they can get more information.”
Microsoft’s free AI chatbot Bing – which is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology – has offered this very option since its launch 100 days ago.
For its part, Samsung announced this month that it was keeping the Google search engine. Thus breaking with the rumors that it would change to the Bing search engine.