When Microsoft announced New AI-powered Bing, built on top of OpenAI’s GPT models, with no company confirming which version of GPT is being used other than saying it’s the next-gen version of the ChatGPT-enabled model . Today, OpenAI announces GPT-4, an important update for GPT-3.5. Turned out, Bing used it all the time.
“We are pleased to confirm that the new Bing is running on GPT-4, which we have customized for search,” said Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft, corporate vice president and corporate director of consumer marketing, wrote in today’s announcement. “If you’ve used the new Bing preview at any time in the past five weeks, you’ve already experienced the first version of this powerful model.”
When Microsoft launched the new Bing, there were a lot of rumors that it was already running GPT-4, so it wasn’t a huge surprise, but it’s interesting to see that Microsoft is confident enough in this model to take a gamble. its reputation on it — and to pay the bills for this more complex model. It’s worth noting that Microsoft is using a combination of GPT-4 and its own Prometheus model to provide more updates and put roadblocks around OpenAI’s model.
After a rougher start than the company had anticipated (in part because the new Bing is prone to hallucinations), Microsoft has been quick to iterate on the new Bing in recent weeks, and after setting some restrictions early, the company are now loosening up. Just yesterday, Microsoft extend the number of possible turns in a chat increased to 15 and now allows users up to 150 chats per day.
So if you want to try out the new GPT-4 model, just visit Bing (or waitlisted, if you haven’t already done so).
By the way, Bing himself still insists that it doesn’t run on GPT-4. Someone needs to tell Sydney it’s no longer in the NDA…