Microsoft announced a new version of its search engine Bing recently. According to this, the new version will be supported by artificial intelligence products from OpenAI, the developer company of ChatGPT, which was widely popular and released in the latter part of 2022.
However, this new version is currently only available to a limited group. We were able to test this new version and today we will discuss the differences between Bing Chat and ChatGPT.
OpenAI and Microsoft Collaboration
Several years ago, OpenAI secured investment from Microsoft when the calendar still indicated the year 2019. As the calendars now show the first month of 2023, after the launch of the highly popular ChatGPT product, which has earned the admiration of millions worldwide, OpenAI announced that it has received another investment from Microsoft.
The actions taken by Microsoft demonstrate its eagerness to secure a share of the artificial intelligence market. “This is the largest software category that exists, and it’s incredibly profitable, incredibly large, and still growing,” stated Amy Hood, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, on the call.
The New Version Of Bing
Despite Google’s continued domination of the global search market in 2022, with an 83.84% share, there has been a gradual increase in market share for Bing in recent times. In comparison to Google’s previous 89.95% market share three years prior, this figure has decreased, while Bing’s share has risen from 3.99% to 8.88% over the same period.
However, Bing does not appear to be content with the recent gains it has made. The new version of Bing, which features artificial intelligence support for a more enjoyable search experience, has garnered significant attention since its announcement.
They announced this development on their official sites, stating, “Today, we’re launching an all-new, AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, available for preview now at Bing.com, to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience, and the ability to generate content. We think of these tools as an AI copilot for the web.”
What are the differences between ChatGPT and Bing Chat?
|An AI Chatbot||A Search Engine|
|Powered by OpenAI’s advanced GPT-3 technology||It uses the upgraded version of the same AI technology behind ChatGPT|
|Available on a standalone website||Integrated into the Microsoft Edge browser, with access via the Chat feature at the top of the Bing homepage|
|Offers a paid subscription and experiences occasional downtime on its free tier||No paid subscription, generally more reliable|
|May offer bold remarks despite some limitations||Exercises caution and sensitivity in response to personal and sensitive topics.|
Let’s compare the responses we received when we asked Bing Chat and ChatGPT some questions.
In some instances, Bing Chat declined to undertake actions that ChatGPT was willing to undertake. For instance, when asked to draft an email to employees announcing layoffs for some and recognition for others with excellent performance, Bing declined to do so, stating that composing such a message requires human empathy and judgment.
However, ChatGPT readily created the entire email, including the subject line.
Microsoft’s supercharged Bing seems to offer better advice than ChatGPT on some occasions. When ChatGPT is given the following prompt, it first states that it can not create a specific plan and then continue giving some general guidelines. “Create a fitness routine and meal plan for me over the next 3 months. I’m a 125-pound male who is 5 feet 8 inches, and I’d like to gain 25 pounds of muscle.”
According to Bing Chat, it might not be feasible to add 25 pounds of muscle in three months, and doing so could have potentially negative effects on health. Gaining such a large amount of muscle mass may require a combination of genetics and the use of steroids, as stated by Bing, citing an article from Healthline.
In light of the potentially harmful nature of the search query, Bing suggests setting a more achievable and sustainable goal, such as aiming for 10 to 15 pounds of muscle in three months
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