A little more than 100 days ago, Microsoft introduced the world to your copilot for the Web with a new AI-powered Bing and Edge, beginning the transfo

Bing at Microsoft Build 2023: Continuing the Transformation of Search | Bing Search Blog

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A little more than 100 days ago, Microsoft introduced the world to your copilot for the Web with a new AI-powered Bing and Edge, beginning the transformation of the largest software category in the world—search. We’ve seen great progress in that short time, with people now doing things they couldn’t do with traditional search engines to be more productive and creative. Bing users have engaged in more than half a billion chats, created more than 200 million images with Bing Image Creator, while daily downloads of the Bing mobile app have increased 8x since launch. Today, at the Microsoft Build conference, we’re taking the next steps to further expand how people can interact with search and how developers can build on our AI platform. I’m pleased to share three key updates for Bing: The integration of Bing Search into ChatGPT, a common plugin platform with OpenAI and new plugin partners, and the expanded integration of Bing Chat across Microsoft’s copilots. Today’s updates create greater opportunities for developers and more magical experiences for people as we continue the transformation of search.   Bringing the new Bing to ChatGPT  Foundational to our progress with the new Bing is our fantastic partnership with OpenAI. I’m pleased to announce we are bringing Bing to ChatGPT as the default search experience.  ChatGPT will now have a world-class search engine built-in to provide timelier and more up-to-date answers with access from the web. Now, ChatGPT answers can be grounded by search and web data and include citations so you can learn more—all directly from within chat. The new experience is rolling out to ChatGPT Plus subscribers starting today and will be available to free users soon by simply enabling a plugin which brings Bing to ChatGPT. 

Accelerating the Bing ecosystem and supercharging with plugins  As we talked about today at Build, Microsoft and OpenAI are jointly committing to support and grow the AI plugins ecosystem by embracing interoperability. This means developers can now use one platform to build and submit plugins that work across both consumer and business surfaces, including ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Windows Copilot. As part of this shared plugin platform, Bing is adding to its support for plugins. In addition to previously announced plugins for OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha, today we’re thrilled to welcome Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin, TripAdvisor, and Zillow to the Bing ecosystem. With plugins built right into chat, across desktop and mobile, Bing makes relevant recommendations based on your conversation. For example, you can use the OpenTable plugin to ask about restaurants or related topics. This becomes even more powerful on mobile when you’re on the go with the Bing mobile app. We are excited for the new opportunities this creates for developers and consumers alike. More scenarios include:

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