Microsoft's Bing and OpenAI's ChatGPT app are coming together in a perfect harmony, bringing a wealth of web-based information right to the fingertips of iOS users. With this recent upgrade, Plus subscribers to ChatGPT can now leverage Bing's powerful search capabilities, courtesy of a strategic integration.
In the pulsating world of artificial intelligence and conversational models, this move is a milestone. OpenAI, which earlier this year drew a multibillion-dollar investment from Microsoft, announced this exciting Bing integration during Microsoft's Build event in May.
Available as a beta for Plus subscribers, this feature breathes fresh life into the ChatGPT web app. As if ChatGPT "knowing when and how to browse the internet to answer questions about recent topics and events" wasn't exciting enough, now users have the added power of Bing to dive deeper into the web.
The integration, though, is not universal. While Plus users can take full advantage of browsing with Bing, the free version of ChatGPT is still limited to accessing information up to 2021.
To activate web browsing with Bing in the iOS app, users must journey to settings and enable the browsing option in the 'New Features' section. Following this, selecting GPT-4 from the model switcher and choosing 'Browse with Bing' completes the setup. The result? A seamless, enriched, and amplified browsing experience within the ChatGPT app.
While ChatGPT currently only exists as an iOS app, Android users can keep their hopes high. OpenAI has hinted that an Android version is on the horizon. As we step further into the future of conversational AI, this Bing integration is a powerful testament to the potential of strategic collaborations.