Microsoft Corp announced it plans to host a “party” on Tuesday. The company left the topic wide open to speculation. However, many believe the firm will incorporate OpenAI’s ChatGPT into its Bing search engine.
At an invitation to reporters, Microsoft publicized a local time event at its Redmond, Washington, headquarters at 10am It said that it will reveal some details on several exciting projects. The AI capabilities to generate new content (text, photos, art, whatnot) makes it a big attraction for Microsoft. Hence, the company is already committed to investing in the field and its competition.
What’s a party theme?
In another effort to steal some market share from Google’s highly dominant search engine, Microsoft Corp is preparing to add ChatGPT to Bing. This will provide more precise answers rather than a list of links, according to a person familiar with the matter. According to Statista, Bing controls around 9% of the worldwide search market.
In addition, last month, the software giant revealed a $10 billion investment in OpenAI over multiple years. Microsoft is giving cloud computing power to OpenAI, while blending its AI research lab’s systems into its own software. The effort will bring the two businesses closer together. Sam Altman is the startup’s co-founder. On Monday, he shared a photo tweet with Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, adding his excitement about Tuesday’s event.
Status update on ChatGPT as a search tool
On Monday, Google announced the launch of Bard – a ChatGPT competitor. The company is based on LaMDA, which is a Google-generated large language model. It did go through some hardship last May when one of its engineers claimed it was indeed “sentient.” However, that’s still a topic for discussion. The Google Bard has distinct features: want to know what to have for lunch? or how to throw an engagement party? Hop right on – Bard has got all the answers.
Google also showed off AI-powered search features. It will provide users with guidance on questions when no single right answer exists.