Microsoft has announced that its revamped search engine, Bing AI, is now open for public testing. Users can access several new features, including rich media answers, conversation histories, and multi-modal support. Bing AI's chatbot is now available without a waitlist, allowing users to chat with AI-powered bots on the Edge browser or Bing mobile apps. Microsoft is also working on bringing over context from previous chats into conversations, improving summarization, and adding share and export features.
One of Bing AI's standout features is its ability to go beyond text responses to deliver charts, graphs, and rich formatting. Additionally, the Bing Image Creator, powered by DALL-E, now supports over 100 languages, offering more comprehensive search results. Multi-modal support is also in development, which will allow users to upload images to search for specific content, such as furniture that matches a unique bookcase.
Microsoft is working to optimize the user experience by adding conversation histories, enabling users to continue older discussions, and moving conversations to the Edge sidebar for easy reference. The company is also set to introduce third-party plugins, offering services such as confirming reservations and fetching complex math solutions from Wolfram|Alpha.
In addition to Bing AI, Microsoft is also upgrading the Edge browser with new features and a sleeker interface, thanks to rounded corners and semi-transparent elements. The built-in chat function will be empowered by Bing AI, allowing users to chat directly about websites they are viewing in the Edge mobile apps.
Bing AI is set to become a powerful platform, offering a range of services to businesses and consumers alike. With improved user experience and new features, Bing AI is set to transform the search engine landscape.