Bing Chat (Microsoft)

To try Bing Chat, sign into Microsoft Edge and select the Bing chat icon in the browser toolbar. Feature availability and functionality may vary by device type, market, and browser version.

Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. It is the second largest search engine globally, with a query volume of 12%, behind Google's 79%; Baidu is at 5% and Yahoo! Search, which Bing largely powers, has 2%.

Bing provides a variety of search services, including web, video, image and map search products. It is developed using ASP.NET.

Bing offers a number of features that differentiate it from other search engines, including:

  • Answers: Bing provides summaries of factual queries, often pulling information from multiple sources.

  • Image search: Bing is known for its high-quality image search results.

  • Maps: Bing Maps offers a number of features that are not available on other mapping services, such as 3D imagery and Streetside views.

  • Shopping: Bing Shopping allows users to compare prices from different retailers and find coupons.

  • Translate: Bing Translate allows users to translate text between over 100 languages.

Bing is also integrated with a number of Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Edge and Xbox.

To use Bing, simply go to the Bing website or open the Bing app on your mobile device. Enter your search query and Bing will return a list of relevant results. You can then click on a result to view the associated web page.

Bing is a good choice for users who are looking for a search engine that offers a variety of features and integration with Microsoft products.

Bing Chat

Bing is powered by an LLM. Microsoft announced in February 2023 that Bing Chat, a new chatbot interface for Bing, would be powered by a next-generation OpenAI large language model (LLM) customized specifically for search. Five weeks later, Microsoft revealed that Bing Chat runs on OpenAI's latest language model, GPT-4.

GPT-4 is a more powerful and capable LLM than its predecessor, GPT-3. It is able to generate more realistic and coherent text, and it can also better understand and respond to natural language queries.

Microsoft has not yet said how it is using GPT-4 in Bing Chat, but it is likely that the LLM is being used to generate more informative and engaging answers to user queries. For example, GPT-4 could be used to generate summaries of factual queries, or to create more conversational and interactive search experiences.

It is possible that Microsoft will eventually use GPT-4 to power other aspects of Bing, such as its web search results or its image search results. However, Microsoft has not yet made any announcements about this.

Overall, it is clear that Microsoft is investing heavily in LLM technology, and that it believes that LLMs have the potential to revolutionize the way that people search for information.

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