Microsoft has stated that their new Bing search engine uses the newly announced GPT-4 model from OpenAI. The new Bing, first unveiled earlier this year, was believed to be powered by ChatGPT, although the exact version of GPT was not revealed.
Microsoft has confirmed that it was GPT-4, as rumours said. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate VP and chief marketing officer for consumers, stated that the new Bing is using a modified version of GPT-4 for search and that users who have used the new Bing preview in the last five weeks have already encountered an early version of the model.
The new Bing had a rough start, with Microsoft imposing various limitations in the early days. The company has since iterated and eased the limits. Microsoft revealed yesterday that the number of turns permitted in a single conversation had been increased to 15, allowing users up to 150 talks every day. Mehdi also assured that Bing would always have the most recent OpenAI AI and will benefit from future GPT-4 and later version advancements.
The OpenAI GPT-4 model is a significant upgrade to GPT-3.5 and is expected to offer various improvements over its predecessor. GPT-4 is the biggest language model yet built, with 100 trillion parameters. The model is predicted to be more accurate than GPT-3 and to create more cohesive and fluent writing. GPT-4 is also supposed to be more flexible, with the ability to handle various activities, including language translation, text completion, summarization, and more.
GPT-4 in Bing is expected to enhance the search engine’s capabilities, providing users with more accurate and relevant search results. With its advanced language processing capabilities, GPT-4 can help Bing understand the nuances of human language and provide more personalized and contextually relevant search results. GPT-4 is also expected to make Bing more conversational, allowing users to interact with the search engine more naturally and intuitively.