Microsoft is consistently delivering updates to its AI chatbot, which operates with the same technology that powers ChatGPT. Recent reports suggest that Bing Chat has been upgraded to accept images as input. Ethan Mollick, a professor at Wharton, shared the news on Twitter.
Big new AI thing: Microsoft Bing (which uses GPT-4 in Creative Mode), accepts images as input.
The results are impressive. I fed it a meme, it could understand context & read text! A new dimension of AI use just opened up. So expect a flood of AI Twitter influencer threads… pic.twitter.com/pshP6J44tK
— Ethan Mollick (@emollick) June 21, 2023
To be more precise, Bing chat now allows users to conveniently upload photos and seek assistance from the chatbot to decipher them. For instance, users can easily upload a meme and have the chatbot explain it or upload a picture of an unfamiliar place to inquire.
Furthermore, a Reddit user uploaded an image of a mouse and tasked the chatbot to identify the brand, to which the chatbot answered. The feature is poised to capture the interest of users.
Microsoft has made significant strides in combining Bing Search and OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Consequently, the technology giant has released an update to the Bing app for iOS devices as part of its ongoing efforts.
Moreover, Bing Chat’s text-to-speech capabilities have been enhanced by Microsoft, encompassing a broader range of linguistic support exceeding 30 languages.
Microsoft’s AI chatbot is readily available for anyone to try without any waitlist or the requirement of a Microsoft account. The revamped version of Bing offers advanced features that allow users to interact with an AI chatbot, receiving comprehensive, human-like answers with references to primary sources and the latest information.
Additionally, the chatbot assists in creative pursuits by helping write poetry, stories, and music, and utilizing Bing’s Image Creator to generate images from text, all within the same platform.