Microsoft has announced a major update to its Bing Chat feature, which allows users to interact with an AI-powered chatbot that can answer questions, create content, and provide suggestions based on web searches. The update includes increasing the maximum number of turns per conversation from 20 to 30, adding new capabilities such as image creation and summarization, and improving the quality and diversity of the chatbot's responses.
Bing Chat was launched in February 2023 as a way to provide users with a more engaging and personalized search experience. Users can access Bing Chat by clicking on the chat icon on the Bing homepage or by using the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Bing Chat uses the same technology as ChatGPT, an open-source chatbot developed by OpenAI that can generate natural and coherent conversations on various topics.
According to Microsoft's Jordi Ribas on Twitter, Bing Chat has received positive feedback from users who have used it for various purposes, such as planning trips, writing poems, finding products, learning new facts, and having fun. The company claims that Bing Chat has helped users save time and effort by providing them with complete answers and creative suggestions instead of overwhelming them with options.
The new update aims to make Bing Chat even more useful and enjoyable for users by adding new features and improving existing ones. Other recent updates include Microsoft announcing third-party browser support is coming soon.
Good news, we've increased Bing Chat turn limits again to 30 per conversation and 300 per day. pic.twitter.com/S4bEP2lslq
— Jordi Ribas (@JordiRib1) June 1, 2023
Consistent Updates for Bing Chat
Microsoft is maintaining a regular schedule of Bing Chat upgrades, including recent mobile improvements for the AI. Bing Chat, which was launched in February and received OpenAI's GPT-4 integration in March, is gaining features quickly as Microsoft expands the functionality of the tool. Earlier this month, Microsoft added Copy/Share/Export, and availability to non-Microsoft Account holders.
Bing Chat uses a proprietary natural language generation system built from Microsoft Graph, GPT-4 from OpenAI, and Microsoft's own models to provide relevant and engaging responses. It combines Microsoft's technology with the same AI that also drives OpenAI‘s ChatGPT chatbot.