Microsoft’s aspirations to incorporate AI to all its products were obvious. Microsoft said on Monday that its Bing Chat AI chatbot will now be available in Safari and Chrome in addition to the Edge mobile browser and standalone Android and iOS apps.
Microsoft is commemorating Bing Chat’s six-month public availability with the news. The company also reports that users have had over a billion talks with the AI and had it generate three-quarters of a billion photographs.
“This next step in the journey allows Bing to showcase the incredible value of summarised answers, image creation and more, to a broader array of people,” the business announcement says. Edge mobile exclusives include “longer conversations [and] chat history”.
In late July, Microsoft made Bing Chat available on third-party desktop browsers. That version offers 2,000 words per question on Chrome and Safari against 4,000 on Edge.
Due to its access to Bing Search, Bing Chat may access events that have occurred while the model was trained, giving it more up-to-date knowledge than ChatGPT-4 from OpenAI. The next Bing Chat will give third-party browser access, multimodal search, a dark mode for after-hours AI queries, and the ability to upload a photo and have the AI answer precise questions about its contents.