Microsoft has made a bold move by integrating AI functionality into its various products. Recently, the company unveiled that its Bing Chat AI chatbot, which was previously available on Edge mobile browser, standalone Android, and iOS apps, can now be accessed through popular third-party browsers like Safari and Chrome.
This expansion of accessibility comes as part of Microsoft’s celebration of six months since Bing Chat’s public launch. During this period, users have engaged in over a billion conversations with the AI, and it has generated an impressive three-quarters of a billion images.
The company sees this as a significant step in showcasing the value of Bing Chat’s summarized answers and image creation to a wider audience. However, certain exclusive features such as “longer conversations” and “chat history” will remain accessible only on Edge mobile.
Initially, Bing Chat’s availability was limited to third-party desktop browsers starting from late July. Even then, it offered fewer words per prompt compared to the Edge version (2,000 words on Chrome and Safari versus 4,000 on Edge).
Bing Chat is powered by ChatGPT-4, developed by OpenAI. Notably, it provides more up-to-date information compared to the base system because it can access Bing Search data, allowing it to access recent events and developments. In addition to the third-party browser access, the latest version of Bing Chat introduces multimodal search, enabling users to upload images and get AI-generated responses about the contents. Furthermore, it will offer a dark mode for users conducting AI queries during late hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Microsoft Bing Chat
What is Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI?
Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI is an advanced chatbot powered by ChatGPT-4 from OpenAI. It offers users access to AI-generated responses, summarized answers, and image creation capabilities.
Where can I access Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI?
Initially available on Edge mobile browser, standalone Android, and iOS apps, Bing Chat AI is now accessible through popular third-party browsers such as Safari and Chrome on mobile devices.
What features are exclusive to Edge mobile?
While Bing Chat AI is now accessible on third-party browsers, certain features like “longer conversations” and “chat history” remain exclusive to Edge mobile.
How has Bing Chat AI been performing since its launch?
Since its public availability, Bing Chat AI has engaged in over a billion conversations with users and generated three-quarters of a billion images.
How does Bing Chat AI stay up-to-date with information?
Bing Chat AI benefits from its integration with Bing Search, allowing it to access current events and developments, providing more up-to-date information than its underlying model.
What is the new multimodal search feature?
The latest version of Bing Chat AI introduces multimodal search, enabling users to upload photos and receive AI-generated answers to specific questions about the image contents.
Is there a dark mode feature in Bing Chat AI?
Yes, the newest version of Bing Chat AI comes with a dark mode option, perfect for AI queries during late hours or in low-light environments.
More about Microsoft Bing Chat
- Microsoft’s Bing Chat Blog: Microsoft Bing Blog
- Information about Bing Chat’s AI functionality: OpenAI
- Edge mobile browser: Microsoft Edge
- Bing Search information: Bing Search
- Third-party browser information: Safari and Chrome
- Multimodal search: Multimodal Search Explanation
- ChatGPT-4 from OpenAI: ChatGPT-4