Microsoft simply tell us the way it has been making the favored Bing chatbot extra useful in some areas, and most lately there have been enhancements to how the AI handles queries about touring and recipes for cooking.
In a blog post (opens in new tab) summarizing enhancements remodeled the previous week, Microsoft famous that steps have been taken to present its ChatGPT-powered AI higher solutions on these two subjects.
In each circumstances, the software program big additional observes that it has “improved the accuracy of citations” and that with recipes, improved ‘grounding information’ from recipe content material suppliers has been used, with citations directing you to the supplier’s website reasonably than Bing.com (avoiding poaching site visitors).
Count on extra tweaking in these areas primarily based on person suggestions, Microsoft tells us.
Elsewhere, the quantity of ‘end-of-conversation triggers’ have been diminished, that means cases the place the Bing AI simply clams up and ends a chat session prematurely (telling you one thing like: “I’m sorry however I want to not proceed this dialog”).
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It’s good to see conversation-ending errors getting diminished, and that is one thing Microsoft has been frequently participating in over time, so slowly however absolutely, the variety of instances you witness the Bing chatbot falling over and simply closing a session ought to be fewer and fewer.
It’s additionally fascinating to see Microsoft steadily honing the Bing AI in particular classes – recipes and touring on this case as talked about, however prior to now, we’ve seen additional work on making the chatbot smarter with queries pertaining to your native space (like ‘the place’s the closest grocery retailer?’ for instance). To not point out enhancements on the maths entrance, and with queries referring to the present (and breaking) information.
There’s lots occurring to push the Bing AI ahead, it appears, and we’re not listening to practically as a lot chatter concerning the progress of Google’s rival AI, Bard. That mentioned, Bard is now beginning to get significant updates – and full documentation of them – beginning with numerous efficiency enhancements and beefing up the number of the chatbot’s responses. Briefly, that is essential tinkering albeit at a fundamental degree, and hopefully Google can construct on that significantly from right here.
There’s definitely no scarcity of effort to drive ahead with Bard from what we’ve heard by way of the rumor mill, with Google redeploying workers to concentrate on the AI (on the expense of Google Assistant, apparently).
By way of MS Power User (opens in new tab)