Microsoft has announced that it will integrate its latest Bing AI directly into the taskbar of computers running on Windows 11. The new AI-powered Bing is based on OpenAI’s large language model, which has been customised specifically for search, and is more powerful than ChatGPT. The new Bing incorporates advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 and is faster, more accurate, and more capable. Microsoft aims to expand the reach of its new search engine and provide better access to its half a billion monthly users.
The update comes just over a month after Microsoft invested multi-billion dollars in OpenAI, the developer of ChatGPT. In the first three weeks of the partnership, Microsoft launched AI-powered Bing in preview, expanded it to Bing and Edge mobile apps and introduced it to Skype. Now, the software giant has taken a giant leap forward by integrating Bing into the Windows 11 taskbar, making it easier for people to access the search engine.
The latest Windows 11 software includes technology to link Apple devices to Windows, which will allow iPhones to share text messages, phone calls and app notifications with Windows PCs. The feature is available to a small percentage of testers, and Microsoft aims to expand it over time. Support for Windows 10 is set to end in 2025, and many people are yet to upgrade to Windows 11. In January, about 69% of Windows PCs were still running Windows 10, and 18% were on Windows 11, according to estimates from StatCounter.
Microsoft’s new Bing AI is now more accessible, providing users with an easier and faster search experience. The Windows search box is one of the most widely used features, and the latest upgrade will allow more people to access the new Bing AI. Microsoft aims to expand its reach and continue to embrace generative AI technology at a rate unlike any other.
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