Microsoft appears to have completed the integration of ChatGPT into the Bing search engine and is preparing to release the updated search to the general public.
Screenshots of the new search interface have already appeared on the network, where a special window has appeared under the search bar in order to “ask a question in natural language.”
When this window is activated, the user sees the message “Welcome to the new Bing: your AI response engine” and is taken to an interface very similar to that of the ChatGPT tool.
It is noteworthy that, unlike a bot that does not explain where the information comes from and how reliable it is, Bing search provides links to the sources that were used to generate the response to the request, says SearchEngines.
The new interface was tested on a limited user sample on February 3rd. One of the users who discovered this shared screenshots on Twitter. However, according to him, the new opportunity was available for a very short time.
The quick hiding of the update led industry experts to conclude that this was not a test, but a bug, as a result of which the updated search became visible to some users of the Microsoft Edge browser, where Bing is the default search engine. Microsoft declined to comment, which indirectly confirms this conclusion.
NIX Solutions reminds that Microsoft was going to integrate ChatGPT into Bing search, it became known in early January. Following this, the Chinese search engine Baidu also spoke about plans to implement the tool.