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Microsoft announces Bing AI coming to Safari and Chrome

Source: Microsoft

Marking six months since the launch of its ChatGPT-like AI app, Microsoft has announced that it is bringing the technology to browsers such as Safari, "soon."

Bing had problems and criticisms at launch, to say the least, but Microsoft has shown it intends to bring the technology further. So it started in the Bing app and Microsoft Edge browser, then quickly spread to Office 365, and now it's about to go further.

"[We're] excited to announce you can start experiencing the new AI-powered Bing in third-party browsers on web and mobile soon," said Microsoft in a blog post. "This next step in the journey allows Bing to showcase the incredible value of summarized answers, image creation and more, to a broader array of people."

Microsoft still wants to "encourage you to use Bing in the Microsoft Edge browser," instead of "your preferred browser." Consequently, it is lightly limiting its capabilities in rivals.

"With Edge, you'll unlock longer conversations, chat history, and more Bing features built right into the browser," it continues.

The announcement comes as part of Microsoft's marking of the six-month anniversary since its AI features were launched. The company has also released a YouTube ad revealing that over a billion requests have been made to Bing in those months.

"As excited as we are by the progress from these first six months," says Microsoft, "we're even more excited by what's to come in the next six months!"

Separately, Apple has recently been reported to have created its own ChatGPT app, but solely for internal use. The company has of course been leveraging AI in the form of Machine Learning for many years.