With the updated versions of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser, which both use what appears to be exclusive access to the successor to OpenAI’s well-known ChatGPT large language model, Microsoft is making a significant effort in the field of artificial intelligence.
Currently, the new AI has no name and is merely described as follows in a blog post:
a brand-new, cutting-edge, search-focused OpenAI large language model that is more potent than ChatGPT. It incorporates significant innovations and learnings from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 and is now faster, more precise, and more powerful.
At the Microsoft event, the phrase “customized expressly for the search” was used often by executives, suggesting that it is a widely accepted phrase that doesn’t overstate the model’s capabilities.
They did refer to it as a “new large language model,” however it’s unclear how much better it is than OpenAI’s earlier versions. GPT-4 was reported to be involved, but the phrase has not yet been utilized. I’ve contacted OpenAI for more details, and if I hear back, I’ll update you.
Large models like these have a few limitations, including the enormous computer power needed to run them, which has forced many potential ChatGPT users to wait a few minutes before starting a session.
Microsoft’s emphasis on scaling seems sensible, especially given that it will undoubtedly be paying for the servers and computing.
The AI-powered Bing, in contrast to ChatGPT and the other GPT models, may be accessed directly through a standard search interface and is protected by a security solution developed by Microsoft and dubbed Prometheus.
In spite of the fact that Prometheus was a deity of knowledge and cunning, he also famously endured unending suffering while chained to a rock with a large bird perpetually gnawing at his insides. We can only hope Bing doesn’t have the same fate.
Prometheus is a component of the model’s safety and control layer, which serves as a sanitizer and filter by keeping an eye out for findings that are manifestly improper or erroneous.
However, it also incorporates pertinent information like location, context, and current data to personalize or enhance the inputs and outputs from the primary model.
Bing’s search ranking index also used the next-generation methodology, “which led to the highest jump in relevance in two decades.” It takes courage to acknowledge that.
After today’s event at Microsoft’s headquarters, additional information on the new Bing and the AI model that drives it will be available.