Microsoft is reportedly considering integrating ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI, into its search engine Bing. The chatbot, which can answer a variety of questions in simple language, could potentially replace traditional search engines that link to various websites. In 2019, Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT.
While the chatbot is skilled in certain tasks, it still has biases and lacks current information. It is based on a database that ends in 2021, meaning it cannot answer questions about current events. The CEO of OpenAI has even stated that using ChatGPT for anything serious is “a mistake” at this time.
The technology has potential for improvement and has attracted the attention of tech giants such as Google. Last month, it was reported that Google declared an “red alert” internally and is working to define its AI strategy. Several teams have been redirected to AI-based projects, and the company is said to have several prototypes in the works.
If Microsoft decides to add ChatGPT to Bing, it will first evaluate the chatbot’s accuracy and the speed at which it can be integrated into the service. A beta version may be available to a small group of users by the end of March, according to The Information. However, the full implementation of ChatGPT into Bing is not expected until later in the year.
Microsoft is reportedly considering integrating ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI, into its search engine Bing. The company believes that a new conversational approach to search, in which a bot remembers the context of a conversation and can provide answers to a wide range of questions, could appeal to users. In 2019, Microsoft invested $1bn in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. While the chatbot is capable of answering a variety of questions in simple language, it has some biases and is not always accurate or up-to-date. A version of ChatGPT integrated into Bing could be available to a small group of users as early as March.