Many online platforms offer basic search interfaces along with a more detailed or “expert” mode for advanced users. The possible design and functionality of a proposed expert mode interface for Bing Chat remain unknown so far. But this could definitely boost the usage of Bing Chat which not only has to compete with Google Bard but also with more and more specialized services for generative AI.
Yes, we are contemplating a more sophisticated interface for the “expert” users.
— Mikhail Parakhin (@MParakhin) July 22, 2023
Recent Improvements in Bing Chat
The chatbot, initially available only on Microsoft's Edge browser, has now been extended to Google Chrome and Safari, broadening its reach to a wider user base. Despite some trade-offs, such as a shorter prompt length and conversation span on these browsers. It also got a dark mode feature, providing users with a sleek, stylish interface that reduces eye strain and battery consumption.
Bing Chat has also undergone significant backend improvements that have resulted in a 25% reduction in latency for some queries. Microsoft has also introduced Bing Chat Enterprise, a business-focused version of the chatbot. This new version respects user data and privacy, with chat data neither stored nor shared with anyone, including Microsoft. It also provides users with access to reliable web data and visual answers, including graphs, charts, and images, to help employees understand complex information better.
However, the journey has not been without its challenges. News publishers are reportedly preparing to take legal action against AI firms, including OpenAI, for using their content without authorization or payment. OpenAI is a close Microsoft partner and provides the GPT-4 large language model which besides ChatGPT also powers Bing Chat. The lawsuit could have significant implications for the future of journalism and innovation, as both publishers and AI firms claim to serve the public interest and promote access to information.