News Microsoft announces a new version of the Bing search engine with artificial intelligence
Last week Microsoft announced the integration of conversational intelligence in its Bing search engine.
Now, in addition to obtaining a list of web pages for any query, you can also chat with an assistant created with the same technology that
and that can give direct answers to questions formulated in natural language.
Google has responded with Bard, its own conversational artificial intelligence that will be available in the coming months and that is programmed on top of its LaMDA natural language interpretation engine
Like ChatGPT, Bard will answer questions directly, rather than providing a list of links like the company's popular search engine does.
It's still too early to tell if these kinds of assistants will completely replace the search experience we've grown accustomed to over the past few decades, but if it does, neither Google nor Microsoft, despite these announcements, will be able to sign
. the much.
Another search engine, launched at the end of 2021, was ahead of both companies.
This is You, created by engineer Richard Soche and financed in part by
The search engine has always tried to offer a somewhat different interface to its competitors, focusing on clear answers about links, but at the end of last year it came up with a better idea: use a conversational artificial intelligence with which to chat to get answers.
YouChat was launched in December 2022, in the midst of the ChatGPT fever.
It uses the same technology as the popular tool (and Microsoft) but with some advantages.
ChatGPT, for example, typically doesn't answer questions about recent events because the material used to train the model doesn't include post-2022 content.
You, on the other hand,
is constantly updated
with information from current media and web pages.
Like ChatGPT, you don't necessarily need to answer questions, it can also be used in creative applications, asking them to write or summarize texts of any length and on any topic.
Although the answers tend to be more elaborate and detailed in English, he speaks several languages, including Spanish.
In early February, You.com updated the model, also adding tools to generate computer code or images, like other generative AIs do, though the number of images generated is limited for unregistered users.
The creators of the search engine, however,
point out that the service is still a beta version,
and that as with ChatGPT and other tools, the results, although they seem convincing, may contain bugs.
"AI biases and errors continue to be a problem but we are making an effort to minimize and mitigate the production of misinformation," they explain.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project