All ChatGPT users will now get answers updated in real time from the web, powered by Bing.
At Microsoft Build 2023, Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced that Bing would be the default choice for ChatGPT for web browsing. The OpenAI chatbot uses a large language model based on previously altered data that was discontinued after September 2021. That’s why it’s not always good at providing answers on current topics.
In March, OpenAI released a web browsing plugin for ChatGPT Plus subscribers that gave ChatGPT Internet access so you can retrieve information in real time. The plugin already used Bing Search as the search method via the Bing API. But now, web browsing through Bing is completely native within the chat. “ChatGPT will now have a world-class search engine integrated to provide more timely and up-to-date answers with access from the web,” Mehdi said in the announcement. He also added that ChatGPT responses got web data and citations just like Bing chat responses.
But that’s not all for the Microsoft/OpenAI partnership. Developers can now use one platform to build plugins that work for ChatGPT and Bing, as well as Microsoft 365 Copilot and Windows Copilot. Windows Copilot, which is Windows 11 with AI capabilities, will have Bing chat and all the interoperable plugins that come with it.
TikTok is testing an in-app AI chatbot called ‘Tako’
AI chatbots like ChatGPT are all the rage, so it’s no surprise to learn that TikTok is now testing its own AI chatbot as well. Called “Tako,” the bot is in limited testing in select markets, where it appears on the right side of the TikTok interface, above the user’s profile and other buttons for likes, comments, and bookmarks. When tapped, users can ask Tako various questions about the video using natural language queries or discover new content by asking for recommendations.
For example, when viewing a video of the coronation of King Carlos, Tako might suggest that users ask “What is the meaning of the coronation of King Carlos III?”
Or, if users were looking for ideas of something to watch, they could ask Tako to suggest some videos on a particular topic, like funny pet videos. The bot responded with a list of results including the name, author, and subject of the video, as well as links to suggested videos. From here, you can click on a video thumbnail to be directed to the content.
The bot was found to be publicly tested by app intelligence firm Watchful.ai, and TikTok, which tests are now live.
WhatsApp will allow the editing of messages within the first 15 minutes.
WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will allow users to edit their messages within the first 15 minutes after they are sent. Users will be able to correct anything from misspellings to adding additional context to a message. Edited messages will be labeled “edited” but will not show how the original message was modified. This feature will already be offered by competitors such as Telegram and Signal, and is expected to be available to WhatsApp’s 2 billion users in the coming weeks.
As reported by the messaging service on its blog on Monday, users will be able to correct anything from “a simple spelling error to adding additional context to a message.”
“We’re excited to give you more control over your chats. All you have to do is long press on a sent message and choose ‘Edit’ from the menu up to fifteen minutes later,” she added.
Source: BBC News