Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed in a private briefing with press that a ChatGPT-powered version of the Edge browser and Bing search engine is coming. The overhauled search and web browsing experience is designed for natural-language questions, replacing critical aspects of the browser with AI tools.
That might sound familiar. Google and other search engines have been leveraging AI for several years to compile search results, but Microsoft’s take is different. It’s “your AI copilot for the web,” offering up new search, answer, chat, and create functions.
Microsoft says that web search only goes so far. It estimates that about half of searches aren’t satisfied with traditional results, particularly complex questions with multiple components. With Bing’s new “Prometheus Model,” which is based on OpenAI tech, Microsoft says it can deliver relevant results with annotated answers.
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