Last month, Microsoft launched a limited beta version of Bing with ChatGPT support, and it quickly generated many new users and some interest in the search engine. Now it appears that Microsoft has opened up the new Bing to almost anyone who wants to use it, as spotted by Windows Central. Although the registration page still says “join waitlist’, all you have to do is log in to get instant access.
Microsoft confirmed, that the new Bing has been running on GPT-4 for the past five weeks, long before OpenAI presented it. OpenAI’s latest language model is conquering the tech world with its ability to process both text and images. Some of its accomplishments include taking simulated exams with scores in “around the top 10% of test takers,” as well as outperforming other language models in a variety of benchmark tests.
Bing gives users the opportunity to try GPT-4 without having to pay for it or be a developer. About 10 million users have signed up to test the new version of Bing. Some of them were able to “jailbreak” the chatbot, forcing it to provide false information and, in fact, deceive users. This forced Microsoft to restrict conversations, but it later lifted some of those restrictions after tightening the search engine’s “guardrails.”
Microsoft was one of the first sponsors of ChatGPT, and in 2021 it invested $2 billion in it. At the beginning of this year, it made a multi-billion investment, which include new supercomputers to accelerate OpenAI research.