Microsoft Corp. is preparing to introduce a version of its search engine Bing that will make use of the artificial intelligence behind ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI , The Information reported on Tuesday, citing two sources with direct knowledge of the plans.
According to the claim from the San Francisco-based technology news website, Microsoft could release the new feature by the end of March in an effort to compete with Alphabet-owned search engine Google.
Microsoft announced in a blog post from last year that it intended to incorporate OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 image-generation tool into Bing.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for a comment, while OpenAI declined to comment.
Microsoft provided $1 billion in funding to the San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup OpenAI in 2019. In order to build artificial intelligence supercomputing technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service, the two have established a multi-year partnership.
On Nov. 30, OpenAI made its ChatGPT chatbot development available for free public testing. The chatbot is a piece of software created to replicate human-like dialogue in response to user input and can answer a wide variety of queries while mimicking human speaking styles.