Microsoft opens its artificial intelligence tool to everyone

Microsoft ‘s Bing will allow users to answer questions like an assistant and will even be able to generate suggested images for you.


Microsoft opened to everyone its free artificial intelligence tool , Bing , capable of generating texts and images, which it launched three months ago and which until now could only be accessed by invitation or by waiting list.

“We’ve come a long way since Bing and Edge launched 90 days ago. And we think now is an important time to get more feedback and reactions” from users, Microsoft corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi explained.

“We can improve the product, and we can make it available and help people more broadly,” he explained. “That’s why we’re moving from limited preview to open preview.”

Accessible only by the Microsoft Edge browser,  Bing combines Open AI’s (creators of ChatGPT and DALL-E) GPT-4 and DALL-E 2 technology with Microsoft ‘s search results index , “something that you can’t get it anywhere other than Bing ,” according to the company.

Unlike its first prototype, announced in February and to which only a select few had access, the “new Bing ” that the company launched today is capable of not only answering users’ questions with text, but also with photos, images and graphics.

As well as you can translate users text into images. In the latter case, Bing can respond to a request like “Create an image of a dog eating ice cream” with four different proposals in a matter of seconds.

This feature will be usable in over a hundred languages ​​and all images that are generated have a Bing watermark at the bottom.

Another change is that Bing can now answer 20 questions in the same “conversation” – Microsoft had cut the answers to six, as some users received disturbing answers in longer chats – also, in this new version users will be able to access to the history of their conversations and share the answers they have obtained.