You may remember Microsoft was previewing this new feature late last month, with limited access to select users. The LaTeX support is now graduating to the wider Bing Chat preview and is available to all. In a new blog post, Microsoft details how the better formatting will help users complete and understand formulas:
“We shipped support for LaTeX markup—allowing Bing chat to correctly display complex mathematical expressions. This makes Bing chat an even more useful tool for learning math concepts or writing technical research papers.”
Microsoft is also making general improvements to the Bing Chat AI. Specifically, the company says the chatbot will not end conversations randomly as much following this update:
“We've heard your feedback that messages would sometimes trigger Bing to unnecessarily end conversations (e.g. “I'm sorry but I prefer not to continue this conversation.” or “It might be time to move on to a new topic.”). This should now occur less frequently than before, and we're continuing to investigate cases where this happens.”
Bing Chat Now has a Bounty Program
Earlier today I reported on Microsoft's decision to open a Bing Bounty Program. While the program covers the whole Bing search engine, the focus will be on AI elements like Bing Chat and Bing Image Creator.
The program offers cash rewards ranging from $500 to $15,000 USD depending on the severity and impact of the vulnerability.
To participate in the program, researchers need to follow the Microsoft Bounty Terms and Conditions and the Microsoft Cloud Bounty Program Scope. They also need to submit their findings through the MSRC Submission Portal with clear and concise steps to reproduce the vulnerability.
Tip of the day: For the most part, Windows apps are stable, but they can still be still thrown out of whack by updates or configuration issues. Many boot their PC to find their Microsoft Store isn't working or their Windows apps aren't opening. Luckily Windows 11 and Windows 10 have an automatic repair feature for apps that can resolve such issues.