Microsoft has recently launched a new feature for its search engine, Bing, that allows users to chat with an AI-powered chatbot that runs on OpenAI’s GPT-4 language model. The new Bing Chat feature is available for users who sign up for the new Bing preview, which also offers other copilot features such as search, answer, and create.
What is GPT-4 and why is it important?
GPT-4 is the latest and most advanced version of the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) language model developed by OpenAI, a research organization dedicated to creating artificial intelligence that can benefit humanity. GPT-4 is a deep learning system that can generate natural language texts on almost any topic, given some input or prompt. It can also answer questions, write essays, compose poems, create code, and more.
GPT-4 is important because it represents a significant improvement over its predecessor, GPT-3, which was already considered one of the most powerful language models in the world. GPT-4 has more than 100 times the number of parameters of GPT-3, which means it can learn from more data and produce more diverse and coherent texts. GPT-4 also has better performance on various natural language tasks, such as reading comprehension, summarization, translation, and dialogue.
How does Bing Chat work and what can it do?
Bing Chat is a new feature that allows users to interact with Bing using natural language instead of typing keywords or queries. Users can simply type or speak their questions or requests, and Bing Chat will respond with relevant information or content. Bing Chat is powered by GPT-4, which Microsoft has customized for search. This means that Bing Chat can leverage the vast knowledge and capabilities of GPT-4 to provide users with accurate and comprehensive answers, as well as creative and engaging content.
Some of the things that users can do with Bing Chat are:
- Ask factual questions about any topic, such as history, science, geography, sports, entertainment, etc.
- Request AI-generated content, such as poems, stories, code, essays, songs, celebrity parodies, and more.
- Upload images and request AI-generated images based on them.
- Have fun and casual conversations with Bing Chat about various topics.
How to access Bing Chat and what are the benefits?
To access Bing Chat, users need to use Microsoft Edge as their web browser and go to Bing.com. There are several ways to access Bing Chat from there:
- Click on the Chat option at the top of the screen.
- Click on the Bing logo on the sidebar to the right.
- Click on Try it or Learn more below the search bar (if available).
Users who are not logged in to a Microsoft account can have shorter conversations with Bing Chat with up to five responses per conversation. Users who want longer conversations with up to 30 responses per conversation need to log in to their Microsoft account.
Some of the benefits of using Bing Chat are:
- It provides a more natural and intuitive way to search for information or content on the web.
- It offers a more personalized and interactive experience for users who want to learn something new or have some fun.
- It showcases the potential and power of GPT-4 as a language model that can generate high-quality texts on demand.