When Microsoft launched generative synthetic intelligence (AI) capabilities to Bing, its search engine noticed a steep surge in its adoption, a lot in order that it startled Google to expedite the launch of its personal AI service. Referred to as Bing AI Chat, the chatbot makes use of OpenAI’s GPT-4 giant language mannequin (LLM) to ship AI-generated outcomes, however solely the customers of Bing Chat’s devoted app and Microsoft Edge browser can entry it. That restriction is lastly going away. Microsoft has formally rolled out assist for Bing AI Chat on Google Chrome after weeks of testing on totally different platforms.
“Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise are actually supported within the Chrome desktop browser (utilizing the most recent Steady Channel replace) for Home windows, Mac, and Linux. Assist for different browsers on desktop and cellular is forthcoming,” mentioned Microsoft within the launch notes printed late final week.
Google Chrome customers noticed Bing AI assist final month, however there was no official announcement from Microsoft. That sparked the hypothesis that it could possibly be potential due to some third-party add-on. Furthermore, entry to Bing AI Chat on Google Chrome was obtainable solely to some folks. However the newest announcement is a welcome one because it expands the provision of one in all Microsoft’s strongest instruments to a wider viewers.
And although Bing AI Chat is now accessible on simply Edge and Chrome, it’s nonetheless a giant deal. That’s as a result of Google Chrome is the most well-liked browser on the planet. Including assist for it’ll make Bing AI Chat obtainable to much more individuals who by no means turned to Edge or Bing AI Chat’s app. Furthermore, Microsoft mentioned it’ll add extra browsers to the assist checklist of Bing AI Chat, and that might lastly make the corporate’s high-stake generative AI chatbot accessible to much more customers.
In the meantime, Google Bard, the corporate’s personal generative AI chatbot, doesn’t have an app of its personal but. It’s obtainable on the internet, accessible by any browser on each desktop and cellular, however it’s no match for Bing AI Chat at present. Some studies even prompt Bard is lower than expectations, particularly with Bing AI Chat and ChatGPT within the image.