Microsoft ChatGPT live event: all the big AI news for Bing, Windows, etc
We got the closest preview of what Microsoft might have in store today earlier this week when a Bing user got quick access to a version of the search engine with integrated ChatGPT.
Student and designer Owen Yin (below) briefly used ChatGPT-enhanced Bing, during which he discovered that you have 1,000 characters to ask more open-ended questions than you do. with questions that traditional search engines are comfortable with. It all sounds pretty familiar.
One of the screenshots shows a search focused on arts and crafts ideas for toddlers, “using only cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, paper, and string”. This is the specific type of request that ChatGPT currently likes to respond to, albeit with varying results.
It’s almost certain that we’ll see demos on these lines at Microsoft’s event today, but we’re also expecting a lot more.
Bing’s ChatGPT integration just happened to me. Replace the search bar with an editor for natural language questions pic.twitter.com/NxZ0k9O92CFebruary 3, 2023
Okay, Bellevue, which is right next to Seattle and not far from Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, doesn’t seem too excited about today’s event. It’s been cold and rainy here since yesterday.
I asked ChatGPT why it rains so much in Seattle, but the popular chatbot is already overloaded and I won’t be able to access it until OpenAI scales up. Maybe the $10 billion Microsoft is pouring into it will help.
In any case, we’re about two hours away from Microsoft’s big reveal. I’ll be heading to the Microsoft campus soon to check in and make arrangements. Just remember that there is no live streaming, so this Live Blog will be one of the only ways to find out what Microsoft plans to do with ChatGPT.
I wonder if Sam Altman, the man behind OpenAI and ChatGPT, knows how to keep it a secret? Here’s His Twitter Post That Might Have Got Microsoft let the cat out of the bag about the event a bit early.
Not much to go on but having Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Altman in one place and the latter not only mentioning his position but also the event, blew the chances of revealing any Microsoft’s big surprise.
Well, CEOs do CEO jobs, and we just sit and watch.
hello from redmond! excited for tomorrow’s event pic.twitter.com/b7TUr0ti42February 6, 2023