Microsoft has officially confirmed that their AI-powered search engine Bing has been using OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 technology, which was unveiled recently. The partnership between the two companies has allowed Bing users to experience the power of this advanced model, and as OpenAI continues to develop and improve GPT-4, Bing will benefit from those enhancements.
Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft corporate vice president of Modern Life, Search, and Devices, revealed in a statement that if users have used the new Bing preview within the last five weeks, they have already experienced an early version of the powerful GPT-4 model.
OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology not only has the ability to process and respond to language more effectively, but it can also accept images as input. Although this feature is not yet publicly available, it is currently being previewed, and users can see it in action in the OpenAI developer livestream.
Microsoft has attempted to limit user sessions with the AI chatbot due to the occasional disputes that arise between the bot and users. However, Bing can compose text and respond to messages, among other capabilities.
Google also recently announced the addition of new generative AI features to its Google Workspace suite, including the capability to draft, reply, summarize, and prioritize email messages, as well as write documents and more.
On Thursday, Microsoft will hold an event to announce new AI productivity features, so stay tuned for more updates.