Soon after Google announced its Bard AI service, Microsoft announced its surprise event. The Microsoft event is scheduled for today and it is expected to bring several new announcements. Also Read - Microsoft brings ads to its Bing chat
Rumors are rife that Microsoft might announce ChatGPT-powered Bing Search at today’s event. Also Read - Google denies it copied ChatGPT to train its own AI chatbot Bard
Microsoft surprise event: Date and Time
Microsoft has scheduled its event for today (February 7) at 10 AM PT/ 11:30 PM IST. The event won’t be live streamed, but rather it will be conducted physically at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, California. Also Read - GitHub lays engineering team in India, over 140 employees hit
Microsoft surprise event: What to expect?
Interestingly, OpenAI’s Sam Altman shared a picture with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, which hinted that the event in Redmond could indeed be about ChatGPT-powered Microsoft services.
hello from redmond! excited for the event tomorrow pic.twitter.com/b7TUr0ti42
— Sam Altman (@sama) February 6, 2023
In case you are unaware, Microsoft and OpenAI announced the extension of its ongoing partnership sometime back. This had netizens assume that OpenAI’s ChatGPT could soon be used in some of Microsoft’s services.
Well, recently Microsoft did announce Teams premium with ChatGPT-powered features. Now, as per the rumors, Microsoft could implement ChatGPT in Bing Search. This would offer better search results and would take on Alphabet’s Google Search.
As for OpenAI, the company is expected to announce GPT 4.0, which will be a successor to GPT 3.5, which is currently used by ChatGPT.
Although there’s no official information, GPT 4.0 is expected to offer improved results over GPT 3 family.
In other news, Google announced its Bard AI chatbot to take on ChatGPT. Bard is powered by Google’s very own conversation technology, LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications).
Similar to ChatGPT, Bard will distill complex information instead of suggesting articles. Soon, its AI features will also be integrated with Google Search.
Having said that, Microsoft as well as Google are working to improve their search engines. It will be interesting to see how things work when both search engines get updated with AI features.