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Microsoft’s new Bing and Edge hands-on: Surprisingly well-integrated AI

engadget: “The age of generative AI is upon us, and this week alone Google and Microsoft made major announcements around their respective products for the masses. While Google unveiled an “experimental conversational AI service” called Bard yesterday, Microsoft had a fuller slate of news to share at its event in Redmond, WA today. Through a partnership with ChatGPT maker OpenAI, Microsoft is adding more advanced AI conversation models to power updates to Bing and Edge.  The company’s keynote today happened at breakneck pace, with demos whizzing by so quickly there was barely enough time to make sense of the updates…I gained access to the preview version of Bing at about 2:15pm PT today, and also had to install the Developer channel version of Edge to see today’s new features…In general, there are four new areas of change coming to Bing: Search, Answers, Chat and Create. The first update is the new search box. Instead of your typical long, one-line bar, there is now a box more similar to those on Twitter or Facebook that prompts you to ask Bing anything. The character limit is now 1,000. The idea is to make the process of looking for answers something more conversational — similar to Google’s approach for years now…I did a lot of follow-up questions to other searches, and to list them all would take forever. Suffice to say that the conversations generally felt very natural and contextually rich, in a way that few other AI chatbots have achieved…”

See also PC Mag: How to Move Up the Waitlist for Microsoft’s ChatGPT-Enhanced Bing

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