Both Microsoft and Google have announced integrating their AI technologies into search engines as well as other bleeding-edge technologies. Microsoft’s Bing has integrated Open AI’s ChatGPT, whereas Google has integrated their Bard AI into its juggernaut of a search engine.
In case you still need to catch up with the announcements or got lost in the rapid news output on these two AI-driven chatbots, here is everything we know about Bing CharGPT and Google Bard.
What are the main features of Bing ChatGPT and Google Bard?
Both chatbots have the same feature at their core. You can present them with a question or request, and they will return with a result. It may seem very similar to how search engines already operate.
However, the main difference is with the AI-based chatbots; you can phrase the question or request in a more natural way and follow up with branching questions and requests, and the AI bot will hold a conversation with you.
As stated before, ChatGPT can create snippets of code, poetry, blog posts, and more. However, Bing still needs to integrate this into their results at the time of writing this article.
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How ChatGPT and Bard integrate into Bing and Google’s search engines?
Microsoft has already integrated ChatGPT into Bing as an alternative to the traditional search bar, as discussed previously, but that is not all. Microsoft has also integrated ChatGPt into the Edge browser and Teams premium package.
Microsoft has also announced that ChatGPT for Bing will be integrated into the Opera browser as well as a sidebar that can provide insights, compose content, as well as the established chat functionality.
Google’s existing integration isn’t as broad as Bing’s is currently, only an alternative to the traditional search bar. However, Google has announced that the Bard tech will be opened to third-party developers, so it will be interesting to see how the tech develops in the coming months and years.
What are the significant issues with Bing’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard?
Besides that they may be the first step to us inevitably being enslaved by an AI overlord, the AI-based chatbots have been shown to produce incorrect answers and are, at this stage anyway, incapable of recognizing biases within results and discarding the information appropriately.
Google’s Bard answered that the James Webb Space Telescope was the first ever to take a picture of a planet outside of our solar system when the truth is that the Very Large Telescope already did so in 2004 (source).
ChatGPT is not immune to these mistakes, as when it was promoted to write a snippet of code that filtered out good scientists from bad scientists, it created results that excluded scientists based on gender and race (source).
Not because the AI is inherently racist or sexist but because the information it worked with had these inherent biases baked into the data. So, just take extra precautions when using the AI-based tech during research or any information-gathering practices.
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