• Microsoft Corporation apparently intends to equip Bing with a new search tool powered by ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence system developed by OpenAI LLC.
  • Microsoft may utilize ChatGPT for more than customer service, according to The Information. Bing’s AI may comprehend a user’s research subject and suggest suitable queries.

Microsoft Corporation intends to equip Bing with a new search tool powered by ChatGPT, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system developed by OpenAI LLC.

The ChatGPT-powered search tool of Microsoft is anticipated to debut before the end of March. Instead of providing a list of matched results, the feature would purportedly offer natural language responses to some search queries. However, it is assumed that Bing will continue to handle most searches using its current algorithm.

The Information reports that Microsoft may use ChatGPT for additional purposes besides addressing customer inquiries. The AI may enable Bing to understand the topic on which a user is conducting research and propose queries that provide relevant results.

ChatGPT was initially released by OpenAI last month. The AI system can provide thorough natural language responses to complicated user queries. During an internal test by OpenAI, the AI system successfully recognized a defect in a piece of software code, explained the problem, and even suggested solutions to correct it.

ChatGPT is built on a collection of AI models designated as GPT-3.5. In the series, there are three AI models: two are tuned to generate natural language text, while the third is optimized to develop software code in response to human prompts.

The GPT-3.5 series is an upgraded version of GPT-3, which OpenAI released in 2020 as the largest neural network ever constructed. The setup settings known as parameters dictate how a neural network handles data. The GPT-3’s 175 billion parameters require 80 gigabytes of storage space.

OpenAI’s first version of GPT-3, launched in 2020, and subsequent generations are built on something known as transformer architecture. The 2017-invented transformer architecture is an AI technique that enables neural networks to understand the text more precisely than in the past. Using this strategy, a neural network may use a word’s context while attempting to deduce its meaning.

Microsoft invested one billion dollars in OpenAI in the year before the launch of GPT-3 to boost its AI research initiatives. The IT giant acquired an exclusive right to utilize GPT-3 in 2020.

The anticipated ChatGPT-powered search functionality for Bing will join the expanding number of Microsoft products that integrate OpenAI technologies.

Microsoft made GPT-3 available via its Azure public cloud platform in 2021. The company offers a desktop application for users that leverages OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 neural network to produce graphics in response to text input. Microsoft’s GitHub subsidiary uses the OpenAI model Cortex to power its Copilot coding help service.

The ChatGPT-powered search feature is expected to be released soon for Bing and will join the expanding list of Microsoft offerings incorporating OpenAI technology.