Microsoft is planning to incorporate a faster version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, GPT-4, into Bing to make the search engine more competitive with Google, according to a report from Semafor. Bing will use GPT-4 to answer search queries, and the integration is expected to bring new competition to the internet search market which has been dominated by Google.
According to the report, GPT-4 is faster than ChatGPT and provides more detailed and human-like responses. Microsoft declined to comment and OpenAI did not respond to the request for comment.
OpenAI is also planning to introduce a mobile version of ChatGPT to expand its user base, and is testing a new feature in its image-generating software Dall-E to generate videos using AI.
Microsoft recently extended its partnership with OpenAI with a multi-billion-dollar investment and plans to make OpenAI’s systems available as commercial platforms. It was also rumored to bring OpenAI’s language AI technology into apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated that it planned to invest in deploying specialized supercomputing systems to accelerate OpenAI’s AI research and integrate its AI systems with Microsoft products.
Bing’s incorporation of GPT-4 will challenge Google’s dominance in internet search, however, Microsoft has reportedly said that it won’t launch a ChatGPT competitor due to greater reputational risk compared to startups like OpenAI. Google executives also reportedly believe that chatbots are not ready to replace search.