Microsoft is looking to add ChatGPT to its Bing search engine. The Redmond company believes that a new approach in the form of a conversation with a bot that can remember the context of a discussion could strongly appeal to users. In the future, she believes that this new search method can take over traditional engines that refer to various links.
In 2019, Microsoft invested $1 billion in the OpenAI company behind ChatGPT. Introduced a few weeks ago, this bot can answer various questions in simple language (“give me a pancake recipe”, “explain a math sentence to me”, “tell me about the Hundred Years’ War”). It is a direct competitor to search engines, as it can sometimes be easier to ask a bot directly for clear information rather than having to browse multiple websites.
If Microsoft plans to add ChatGPT to Bing, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the new feature land. According to Bloomberg, the company is currently evaluating the accuracy of the chatbot and how quickly it can be integrated into its service. A first version could be deployed to a small group of users, and The information says the feature could be available by the end of March.
ChatGPT requires a lot of work before it is a reliable everyday solution. If it is very good at certain tasks, AI has certain biases that can be discriminatory. She still fishes in some areas and can sometimes say things that are false or made up. ChatGPT uses a database that will stop during 2021 and therefore cannot answer certain current questions.
The president of OpenAI also explained in a tweet trusting ChatGPT for anything serious was ” a mistake ” at the moment. If these elements are not necessarily problematic for curious people playing with a beta, the risk of operation and accidents is much higher on a product that can be used by the general public.
Despite this, the technology is just waiting to be improved and is scaring away giants like Google. Last month, we learned that the Mountain View company had declared a “ red alert internally and sought to define its strategy in terms of AI. More teams would have been redirected to projects based on artificial intelligence, and Google would have more prototypes in its boxes.