Microsoft Announces Open Preview of AI-Powered Bing Search Engine
Microsoft has announced that the new AI-powered Bing search engine is now available in open preview and no longer has a waitlist. In addition, the company has unveiled some new features to Bing Chat and expanded the capabilities of Image Creator.
Improved Bing Chat Experience
Bing is now more visual, with richer, more elaborate answers that include charts, graphs, and updated formatting to help users find the information they seek more easily. Conversations on Bing Chat will soon be accessible through a chat history, which users will also be able to share and export. With this feature, users will also be able to return to previous chats in Bing Chat. Microsoft is also letting developers build third-party plugins for the Bing Chat experience, similar to the plugins that ChatGPT Plus subscribers enjoy. For instance, if you’re researching the latest restaurant for dinner in Bing Chat, it will leverage OpenTable to help you find and book a reservation.
A More Versatile Bing on Edge Browser
Microsoft is introducing Edge actions to its browser, allowing users to find and show options in chat in the sidebar and then play the movie they want from where it’s available. Meanwhile, chat in Microsoft Edge will have improved summarisation capabilities for long documents like lengthy PDFs and longer-form websites.
New Features on Image Creator
Microsoft is expanding Image Creator to over 100 languages in Bing, enabling users to create images in their native language. Furthermore, the company is working on a feature that will allow users to upload images and search the web for related content on Bing.