According to two people with direct knowledge of the plans, The Information reported on Tuesday that Microsoft Corp. is working on launching a version of its search engine Bing that makes use of the artificial intelligence behind the chatbot ChatGPT, which was launched by OpenAI.
According to the report from the San Francisco-based technology news website, Microsoft hopes to challenge Alphabet-owned search engine Google by launching the new feature before the end of March.
In a blog post from the previous year, Microsoft stated that it intended to incorporate OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 image generation software into Bing.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment, and OpenAI declined to comment.
In 2019, Microsoft provided OpenAI, an artificial intelligence company with headquarters in San Francisco, with $1 billion in funding. In order to develop supercomputing technologies for artificial intelligence using Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service, the two had joined forces for several years.
On November 30, OpenAI released its ChatGPT chatbot for free public testing. The chatbot is a piece of software that can respond to a wide range of questions while imitating human speech patterns and is designed to mimic human conversation based on user prompts.