Educators scrambling to combat ChatGPT?
Take a look at the news from Microsoft, any hope of an AI free school might just have been shattered.
Microsoft held a press event on Tuesday where it announced new AI-powered updates to its Bing search engine and Edge browser.
Bing, specifically, is getting a large update that allows you to chat with it to get more detailed answers to search queries. You can ask Bing to plan a trip, for example, and then ask it how much that trip will cost. A preview version of the new Bing launches on Tuesday.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman took the stage momentarily during the event to confirm that Microsoft is using its GPT technology to power some of its new software, which seems similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI.
Microsoft said the new AI-powered Bing search and Edge browser will launch on Tuesday for desktop in a limited preview. That means users will get a limited number of queries to search during the initial period.
The company said a waitlist will be available for the full version and said it will be available to millions of people in the coming weeks. Microsoft also plans a mobile version of Bing.
Later, during a Q&A session with reporters, the company said that it plans to eventually bring its AI-powered chat features to all browsers, though it’s starting with Microsoft Edge first. Edge will also have some unique features that won’t be offered on competing browsers.
— Jordan Novet