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Microsoft opens its AI-inflated Bing search engine to the general public


OpenAI's main investor, Microsoft, has added the Californian start-up's latest language model, GPT-4, to Bing. Online research is formalized in dialogue with a chatbot.

Three months after integrating generative artificial intelligence into its Bing search engine, Microsoft on Thursday ended the waiting list to test the chatbot despite concerns about the technology's rapid deployments.

Bing has surpassed 100 million daily active users and the number of installations of the mobile app has quadrupled since launch

,” said Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of the American computer giant.


As a result, Bing's market share is growing and that of our Edge browser is growing for the eighth quarter in a row

," he added, quoted in a press release.

Microsoft is taking its revenge on Google, after years of dominating its eponymous search engine, its Chrome browser and also innovation in artificial intelligence.

The two companies embarked on a frantic race for generative AI this winter, since OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interface capable of producing all kinds of text on simple request in natural language.

Read alsoIA: Bing Chat gets angry with Internet users who push it to its limits

Bing will soon be able to create its own images

But the success of ChatGPT, Bing, Bard (Google) and other programs raises many questions, from intellectual property to the dangers of misinformation, fraud or the replacement of many jobs by AI.

In Europe and the United States, authorities are considering ways to regulate the booming industry.

The main investor in OpenAI, Microsoft has added the Californian start-up's latest language model, GPT-4, to Bing, transforming online research into a dialogue with a chatbot.

In 90 days, our customers had more than 500,000 conversations, and used Bing to get calibrated answers on everything from the best place to go on vacation with someone allergic to pollen, to a tabular summary of volcanic activity on earth for ten years

,” boasted Yusuf Mehdi.

The manager unveiled various improvements intended to transform digital interfaces into a "


" for Internet users.

Recently, Bing can also generate images, and users will soon be able to make image requests to it, to find similar content, for example.

On Edge, the chat window with Bing will remain active while browsing, and users will be able to view their chat history.

In February Microsoft limited the number of consecutive interactions with Bing to avoid causing "

model confusion

" after the chatbot declared its love to a New York Times reporter.

Source: lefigaro

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