ChatGPT, a "chatbot" developed by OpenAI, uses language models to "interact in a conversational way."
Last month, Microsoft announced a multi-billion dollar investment deal with OpenAI, while rumors circulated that they are getting close to being able to demo applications of the language model within Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook, according to the Verge. The company has already begun adding OpenAI models to services such as Bing Search.
This comes just a month after Microsoft announced a multi-billion dollar investment deal with OpenAI. Microsoft previously invested $1 Billion back in 2019. According to The Verge, Microsoft is getting close to being able to demo the application of the language model within Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
Some examples have been teased, such as generating professional sales e-mails within Outlook or help writing a document in Word. TechRadar.com suggested in an article published in January that one feature they might expect would be the ability to take a dense report and create an audience-ready PowerPoint out of it.
It has been over a month since Bing added ChatGPT to its search bar. Microsoft expects users to use it like they are talking to an assistant, or, as they call it "Your co-pilot for the web."
By entering a prompt, the technology uses artificial intelligence to deliver more than just search results. According to Microsoft, the tool will be able to build itineraries, create stories, and help the user like simple search has never been able to before.
"Bing reviews results from across the web to find and summarize the answer you’re looking for," Microsoft wrote in a blog post. "For example, you can get detailed instructions for how to substitute eggs for another ingredient in a cake you are baking right in that moment, without scrolling through multiple results.
In response to Microsoft, Google launched its own search chatbot named Bard, powered by Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LAMDA). The jury is still out on which service will beat out the other, but so far Microsoft's version has gained the most following and media coverage.