Users of Google Chrome may now access Bing’s artificial intelligence (AI) chat and AI-powered search tools from within the browser. According to Caitlin Roulston, the Director of Communications at Microsoft, they are testing access to Bing Chat in Safari and Chrome for a limited group of users. Once their standard testing procedures are finished, they plan to make this functionality available to a wider audience.
The AI conversation interface is not accessible to Bing app and Microsoft Edge logged-in users for several months.
Bing AI Chat access on Google Chrome
Recently, a fortunate group of select users gained the ability to chat with Bing AI through web browsers other than Edge. Users must recognize the AI chatbot’s privacy statement and accept the terms of service before gaining access to this function. However, there is a slight limitation when using Bing AI on Google Chrome, as it only accepts up to 2,000 characters for input, while the Edge browser allows for double that amount. Despite this disparity, it marks a step forward in expanding the availability of Bing AI chat to a wider audience beyond the Edge browser.
Experience Bing Copilot AI Search Results on Google Chrome
Certain logged-in users now have the opportunity to access Bing’s AI-powered copilot while performing search queries on Google Chrome. Look under the “Labs” section to see if this function is enabled. Bing search results on Chrome may also include chat responses generated by AI. According to initial reports by Windows Latest, some users have been able to enable dark mode while using Bing AI.
It’s important to remember that, much like mobile users cannot use the Bing app. Desktop browsers like DuckDuckGo and Safari may still be unable to use Bing AI features outside the Microsoft Edge browser. Despite this, the initial report highlights that some Safari users have managed to access Bing AI features, indicating potential expansion to other browsers.
Broadening the Scope of Microsoft’s AI Capabilities
The recent expansion of Bing AI to the leading web browser represents a significant change in Microsoft’s strategy, as they now aim to reach a wider audience with their AI capabilities across various platforms.
While it’s essential to acknowledge that there might be some limitations in the functionality of Bing AI when compared to its performance on Edge, users can still enjoy an enhanced search experience through this feature.
Microsoft’s decision to support multiple platforms indicates a promising direction for the future of AI, despite certain restrictions.
As Chrome users begin to adopt Bing AI features, the implications for Google Bard and the Search Generative Experience are yet to unfold. It will be interesting to observe how this change in dynamics might shape the AI landscape and user experiences across different platforms.