Microsoft Is Rumored to Be Using ChatGPT Version GPT-4 AI in the Next Version of Its Bing Search Engine

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Microsoft is rumored to be using the next version of ChatGPT, GPT-4, with Bing in an update that could roll out in the coming weeks. The news follows Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar investment deal with Open AI, the creator of ChatGPT. Bing will reportedly (via Windows Central) be integrated with version GPT-4 of the AI solution that is gaining fame with its ability to optimize language models for dialog and even art. According to Semafor GPT-4 is said to be significantly faster than the current version that can sometimes take minutes to generate a response.

From Semafor:

“The most interesting improvement in the latest version described by sources is GPT-4’s speed. Right now, it can take a while — sometimes minutes in my experience — for ChatGPT to answer.”

A user named Owen Yen has posted screenshots of their experience with the new version. It is said that Bing will be renamed to “The New Bing” and that the new Bing will not be just a search engine but also a personal planner/partner and offer many new features.

The New Bing features:

  • The search bar is now a text/chatbox where questions can be asked with up to 1000 characters.
  • GPT-4 will be able to access current data, the previous version of ChatGPT is capped at 2021
  • Bing will now cite its response sources.
  • Bing can serve as a personal assistant with meal planning, budgeting, and scheduling, and will adapt its responses per the data it is given.
  • It can now act as a writing assistant (a feature of ChatGPT that has been praised but has also been controversial in scholastic circles).
  • It can respond with follow-up questions and suggestions to queries.

The costs of ChaptGPT and profits for NVIDIA

Microsoft is reportedly planning to roll out the new Bing in the coming weeks but users can join a waitlist to get it as well via Something interesting to note is that the new technology is reportedly costing around a couple of cents per search.

From Semafor:

“But running these algorithms, which scour billions of pages of text, is expensive. Each ChatGPT search costs around a couple of cents, according to Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO.

The supercomputer Microsoft and OpenAI built had 285,000 CPU cores and 10,000 GPUs, each with 400 gigabits per second of network connectivity.

As Open AI/Microsoft is using NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU for ChaptGPT, NVIDIA has seen its stocks experience a major jump. Markets Insider reports that NVIDIA stock rose by 34% and the CEO Jensen Huang saw a $5.1 billion gain from it.

From Markets Insider:

With the rise of OpenAI’s language tool, ChatGPT, Wall Street traders are increasingly betting on chip-makers like Nvidia, which has climbed more than 34% this month.

As a result, CEO Jensen Huang, who co-founded the company in 1993, has seen his wealth balloon by more than a third to $18.9 billion.

According to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, the $5.1 billion gain gives Huang the largest percentage gain to his net worth among US billionaires so far this year.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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