The new Bing was finally released this week after leaks revealed it would use OpenAI’s GPT model. Microsoft has married the search engine functions of Bing with the chatbot style of ChatGPT, giving it the ability to create travel itineraries, provide gift ideas, and summarize articles or movies. Like ChatGPT, the new Bing falls short when it comes to arithmetic questions. It also seems to have trouble with the timing of activities and events.
However, the exciting aspects of the new Bing far outweigh its areas of improvement. It is a completely new way of using the internet, and one that is now more advanced than Google. The race is on for Google to maintain its virtual monopoly in the world of search engines, and we’ll have to see if it can.
Read more at the New York Times.