The first round of invites for Microsoft’s updated Bing search engine, which is powered by ChatGPT, has already been sent out. Microsoft created a waitlist for the initial batch of ChatGPT Bing testers after giving the new search engine a sneak peek last week. Check your email to see if Microsoft has given you access if you joined up.
More than a million users registered for an early beta of the ChatGPT-powered Bing, and for good cause, according to Microsoft. The new search engine immediately showed its immense value when we tested it at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters (despite a few rough edges).
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The full-use ChatGPT option is planned to function similarly to OpenAI’s proprietary technology, even if the preview only had a few common requests and responses. Immediately following Microsoft’s confirmation of a long-term partnership and multibillion-dollar investment with OpenAI, this announcement and launch took place. Since 2019, the businesses have cooperated.
The new version of the search engine, which remains desktop-only for the simplest access, should have been made available to a select group of Bing customers who signed in to test out the ChatGPT service via email. Microsoft intends to ultimately make the new search engine available on smartphones and tablets, but for now, the early access preview is only accessible on desktop.
The email says: “We’re thrilled to provide you access to an early beta of the new Bing – your AI-powered copilot for the web,” according to Windows Central. Please utilize the feedback buttons to provide us with information when you begin using the product so we can improve the new Bing. Although we don’t currently have a mobile experience ready, we are working on it and hope to have it soon. To ensure you are prepared for the greatest experience when mobile is ready, please continue to utilize the new Bing on desktop and download the Bing app from your preferred app store.
However, Microsoft is hoping that the inclusion of ChatGPT in Bing would increase customer loyalty to its products. The company is not the only one integrating artificial intelligence into its browser updates. Opera said last week that it would include ChatGPT functionality into its browser in the form of a “Shorten” button in the address bar, enabling AI to condense the text of a webpage or article. In a similar vein, Google just unveiled its own Bard AI tool for the Chrome web browser.
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No information is available regarding the number of users who have already been given early access to the new Bing search engine that integrates ChatGPT.
If you’re interested in testing out the new Bing search engine, there is currently a queue. Just go to bing.com/new and select Join the waitlist. Later this year, the new version of Bing is anticipated to be readily accessible. Making Microsoft Edge the default browser on your computer and downloading the Microsoft Bing mobile app by scanning a QR code are two ways that can help you advance on the waiting list.