OpenAI recently announced major upgrades to its flagship AI model, GPT 4, dubbed as GPT 4 Turbo. These upgrades are now coming to Microsoft’s AI chatbot Copilot for free, as part of its first anniversary.
Thanks to this upgrade, the same updates to GPT 4 Turbo are coming over to Copilot too, including the massive 128,000 token context window, which is the equivalent of more than 300 pages of text in a single prompt. Copilot is also poised to provide more accurate answers from now on, at least in theory.
Early evaluations suggest that in some cases, GPT-4 Turbo may not match the performance of its earlier version, GPT-4, as seen in the preview. Despite this, GPT-4 Turbo stands out for its faster processing and cost-effectiveness, features that are highly valuable for a service like Copilot.
Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator will also benefit from the new and improved DALL-E-3 image creator AI model. Meanwhile, the incorporation of OpenAI’s Code Interpreter with Copilot will enable the generation of functional code and facilitate tasks such as data analysis.
Users can access Copilot through the browser on bing.com/new or the more recent copilot.microsoft.com. Furthermore, Copilot offers expanded functionalities through a dedicated sidebar in the Edge browser. Microsoft is also placing a strong emphasis on embedding AI technologies into its most prominent and extensive platform, Windows.
Similar to Google’s approach with Bard, Microsoft is also looking to integrate Copilot into its existing ecosystem, which makes sense given the “Copilot” name and also since Microsoft’s suite of apps is so widely used.
Furthermore, Bing’s image search tool will get GPT 4V’s image recognition capabilities to enhance search queries done through images and will also provide answers accordingly. This update comes soon after Google Search introduced ‘Search Generative Experience’ which uses generative AI to provide quick and summarized answers to search queries. Search Generative Experience has been criticized by publishers for affecting their web traffic.
Microsoft’s rival offer Deep Search will be integrated with Bing Search and will work will all internet browsers. It will also get a dedicated spot in Microsoft Edge’s sidebar. Other than summarizing websites, it will also be able to describe YouTube videos, similar to Google Bard.