On Tuesday, Microsoft held a press event at which it revealed new Edge and Bing updates powered by AI.
Bing, in particular, is getting a big update that lets you talk to it and get answers to your search queries that are more specific. For instance, you could ask Bing to plan a trip and then ask it how much it will cost. On Tuesday, a preview version of the new Bing goes live.
During the event, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman briefly spoke on stage to confirm that Microsoft is utilizing its GPT technology to power some of its new software, which appears to be comparable to OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI.
According to Microsoft, a limited preview of the new AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser will be available for desktop users on Tuesday. As a result, users will only be able to search for a limited number of queries during the initial period.
The company said that the full version will have a waiting list and that millions of people will be able to get it in the next few weeks. Bing will also get a mobile version from Microsoft.
Additionally, Edge will offer a number of exclusive features that are not available in other browsers.