The new features include a text rewriting option and a code interpreter.
As the year draws to an end, Microsoft has some exciting AI news to share. Its Copilot AI chatbot is now integrated with OpenAI’s latest model, GPT-4 Turbo, and the image generator DALL-E 3, along with other improvements. These enhancements will significantly boost the performance and functionality of the service, just before its first anniversary. Do AI chatbots celebrate anniversaries?
One of the main upgrades is the integration with OpenAI’s most advanced large language model. GPT-4 Turbo allows Copilot users to handle complex tasks that would overwhelm previous versions of the software. The previous generation could only process 50 pages of text as input, while GPT-4 Turbo can handle up to 300 pages. The outcome? More relevant and accurate responses to queries. The integration is currently in trial mode for some users, and will be widely available in the coming weeks.
Another upgrade is the integration with the latest DALL-E 3 Model. This chatbot produces high-quality images with more precision and consistency. In other words, the image should correspond to the prompt more often than not. This tool is already accessible for Copilot users, and you can try it out here.
There are also more features on the way for Copilot. The Inline Compose tool now has a rewrite option that lets you choose a block of text and ask the bot to rewrite it for you. This should not create any issues in schools (that was irony). This tool will be available for all Edge users soon.
Developers are also getting some attention, with a new feature set called Code Interpreter. Microsoft is not very specific about the details here, but says that it will enable users to perform complex tasks like “data analysis, visualization, math” and, of course, regular coding. Code Interpreter is currently in beta mode, with a general release planned for the near future.
Lastly, Bing search is getting an upgrade powered by GPT-4. This will enable more comprehensive search queries for complex topics, with optimized results. Microsoft wrote a blog post explaining how this upgrade works. In brief, it searches for multiple variations of the query at once and automatically filters out irrelevant information.