Microsoft brings new Bing AI-powered chatbot assistant to Skype

Microsoft brings new Bing AI-powered chatbot assistant to Skype

Skype is one of the most popular and widely used communication platforms in the world. It allows you to make voice and video calls, send messages and files, and share your screen with anyone, anywhere. But did you know that Skype now has a powerful AI assistant that can make your chats productive and fun? Learn more about the new Bing AI-powered chatbot that is now available in Skype.

Early this month, Microsoft launched a new Bing search engine and Edge browser powered by a next-generation OpenAI large language model. It features new AI chat and compose tools that bring together search, browsing, and chat into one experience across the web. It gives you a unique conversational experience, a better search with complete answers, and the ability to generate content. Microsoft announced it will bring this feature across most of its products. So this is how Microsoft is fusing the new Bing AI-powered chatbot assistant with Skype.

new Bing in skype Microsoft AI-powered chatbot assistant

The new Bing in Skype is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology which is one of the most advanced AI models in the world. It uses deep learning and natural language processing to generate realistic and relevant responses based on your input. It also uses the latest advancements in AI technology to provide you with the most real-time answers and insights.

Bing will not just be a search engine in Skype even though it’ll leverage search heavily to give you answers. It will act as a conversational agent that will understand your natural language and provide helpful answers to your questions. You can start a chat with Bing anytime by typing @Bing in any chat window. You can ask Bing anything, from factual queries to personal opinions, from trivia to jokes. It can find information, generate content, summarize articles, and more right in Skype.

new bing skype chatbot

For example, if you want to find a recipe for lasagna, you can simply type @Bing lasagna recipe and Bing will show you some relevant results from the web in Skype. If you want to generate a poem about love, you can type @Bing poem love and Bing will write one for you using its creative skills. If you want to summarize the latest news on COVID-19, you can type @Bing summarize COVID-19 news and Bing will give you a brief overview of the current situation.

But that’s not all. Bing also has a voice functionality that allows you to talk to it using voice commands. You can access this feature by tapping on the microphone icon next to the chat box. You can then speak your query or request and Bing will respond with voice as well. This way, you can have a more natural and engaging conversation with Bing without typing anything.

The new Bing in Skype can make your chats more productive by helping you find information quickly and easily. It can also make your chats more fun by generating content for you and entertaining you with jokes and trivia.

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Here is how to be productive on the go with the free Microsoft Office app

Here is how to be productive on the go with the free Microsoft Office app

The Microsoft Office app is a mobile app that lets you view, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more with Office apps designed for mobile devices and tablets. It serves as a hub to access Microsoft 365 apps in one place including Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and OneNote. The app works seamlessly with office 365 to connect you to your documents and content.

Image showing iOS and android  Microsoft Office app

The app helps you to be productive by allowing you to work from anywhere, anytime, with anyone using Office apps for Android and iOS. You can use the Office app for free and download it from Google Play or App Store and access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other features without a subscription. However, some advanced features may require a Microsoft 365 subscription.

You can scan and save documents with OneDrive document scanning using your phone. Letting you skip the bulky scanner and turn your paper documents, receipts, and whiteboards into PDFs. Another feature that helps you to be productive on the go is co-authoring. You can collaborate with others on Word and PowerPoint documents stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. You can see who else is working on the document and their changes as they happen. We share more on scanning to pdf and co-authoring below.

Here are five things that you might not know about the Microsoft Office mobile app

  • You can scan a document or a whiteboard in Outlook by tapping on the camera icon while composing a mail. The app will automatically trim and enhance the image for you.
  • You can use voice commands to create emails or dictate text in Word or PowerPoint. Just tap on the microphone icon on your keyboard and start speaking.
  • You can use Lens mode to capture text from images or documents. The app will convert it into editable text that you can copy or paste into other apps.
  • You can use Quick Notes to jot down ideas or reminders without opening a new document. Just tap on the note icon at the bottom of your screen and start writing.
  • You can use Smart Lookup to get definitions, synonyms, or related information for any word or phrase. Just select it and tap on Smart Lookup from the menu.

To scan a document with your camera using the Microsoft Office app, follow these steps:

  1. Lay out your paper on a flat surface
  2. Open the Microsoft Office app
  3. Tap Scan to PDF
  4. Adjust corner points if needed
  5. Tap Confirm
  6. Save as PDF
  7. You can also scan multiple pages into one PDF file by tapping Add Page after each scan.

Co-authoring on the go

Co-authoring features allow you to work together with others on Word and PowerPoint files stored online. To co-author with others, you need:

  • A shared storage area such as OneDrive or SharePoint
  • Apps that support co-authoring such as Word or PowerPoint for office mobile

When you open a file that someone else is editing you will see their name at the top of your screen. You will also see their cursor position and changes as they happen. You can also chat with them using Skype for Business by tapping on their name. To invite others to co-author with you just share your file link via email or other apps.

Other exciting features

  • Action pane: A quick way to access common tasks such as signing PDFs converting images into text creating QR codes etc.
  • Lens mode: A powerful tool that lets you capture text from images documents whiteboards etc.
  • Quick Notes: A simple way to jot down ideas and reminders without opening a new document
  • Voice commands: A convenient way to create emails dictate text etc.
  • Smart Lookup: A handy way to get definitions synonyms related information etc.

If you want to learn more about these features please visit this link.

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Here is how to get the new AI chat and compose features in Microsoft Edge

Here is how to get the new AI chat and compose features in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft launched a new Bing search engine and Edge browser powered by a more powerful than ChatGPT next-generation OpenAI large language model. It features new AI chat and compose tools that bring together search, browsing, and chat into one experience across the web. To give you a unique conversational experience, a better search with complete answers, and the ability to generate content.

new Microsoft Edge browsers with AI chat and compose in Bing preview

The Microsoft Edge browser received a new update that brings a new look and allows you to experience the new Bing preview with AI capabilities. It comes with two new features; chat and compose located in the Edge sidebar.

To experience the new ChatGPT-like AI-powered Microsoft Edge browser here is what you should know. You first need to have a Personal Microsoft Account(MSA). Then secondly because it is still in preview, you’ll need to get the Microsoft Edge Dev channel browser.

Get the new Edge browser with AI chat and compose features

Download the latest Microsoft Edge Dev build. Or If you already have an Edge Dev browser go to settings>about Microsoft Edge>Update to Version 111.0.1660.6.

Sign into Microsoft Edge Dev using your approved personal MSA

Restart the Microsoft Edge Dev browser

Confirm you can access the new Bing. Now Go to Bing.com and type a question, then hover and click the Bing icon at the top corner of Microsoft Edge to try the new chat and compose experiences.

Microsoft is slowly rolling the feature out so your experience might differ depending on your location. Microsoft plans to scale the preview to millions in the coming weeks and bring it to mobile and other browsers as well. You can join a waitlist to know when it is available to you.

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“It’s a new day for search” – Microsoft launches new AI copilot for the web

“It’s a new day for search” – Microsoft launches new AI copilot for the web

Microsoft is announcing the launch of a new Bing search engine and Edge browser powered by new AI tools that leverages ChatGPT technology. Microsoft is calling it AI copilot and chat. It combines Microsoft search and Azure AI supercomputing tech with a more powerful than ChatGPT next-generation OpenAI large language model. The new Bing and Edge will bring together search, browsing, and chat into one experience across the web. Hoping to give you a new conversational experience, a better search with complete answers, and the ability to generate content.

“It’s a new day for search”

– Satya Nadella

AI-powered Bing Search engine

With search, you can ask the new Bing normal and complex questions and expect detailed replies. What happens is that it will look at search results across the web and give you a summarized answer, saving you time to look up various web links. You can also ask follow-up questions in the chat experience. Microsoft says Bing can help you write a poem, or stories or even share ideas for your project.

New Microsoft AI Edge browser

The Edge browser has also been updated with a new look and AI capabilities It comes with two new features; chat and compose located in the Edge sidebar. Microsoft says Edge can understand the webpage you are on and adapt accordingly. The feature allows you to ask for a summary of a lengthy report and use the chat function to ask for a comparison. It also lets you compose content such as LinkedIn posts and tweak it

the new homepage for the Microsoft search engine Bing ai powered via chatgpt

It’s a new day for search” – Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, says speaking at the launch event. He notes “it is an exciting time in tech. … The advances, what’s possible excites us. … Can we use technology to overcome the challenges that people, organizations, and countries face? That really is the pursuit here.”

Microsoft says the new Bing ChatGPT-like experience is available starting today on Bing.com for everyone to try as a limited preview on a desktop. However, the chat mode is only available when you have access to the new Bing. Microsoft plans to scale the preview to millions in the coming weeks and bring it to mobile and other browsers as well. You can join a waitlist to know when it is available to you.

chat mode on the new Bing powered by AI and ChatGPT

The company’s announcement looks to bring new life to its Bing search engine platform through its Open AI partnership and ChatGPT model integration. Its main competitor Google has already announced Bard to rival ChatGPT.

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Hisense introduces 110′ ULED X and 8K Laser TV at CES 2023

Hisense introduces 110′ ULED X and 8K Laser TV at CES 2023

Hisense is at CES 2023 where the company is showcasing its 2023 product lineup featuring ULED TVs, new Laser TVs, smart homes, and more. The global home appliance producer wants to upgrade the viewing experience of customers and give them a new way of living. With a variety of options that enrich their daily activities, delivering premium quality products.

110′ ULED X  

Hisense 110 ULED X is a 110-inch screen and 8K resolution smart television. The 110′ ULED X TV is equipped with a Mini LED backlight, peak brightness of up to 2500 nits, and HDR image quality performance. With the active intelligent backlight control and a new, proprietary 8K chipset, viewers can enjoy the finest display experience regardless of the changes in ambiance. In addition to the picture technologies, ULED X also creates cinema-quality sound with a left and right dual theater audio design and 3.1.2 channels of immersive surrounding sound. Besides the ULED X, the U8K, U7K, and U6K series were also on display at CES 2023.

Hisense 8K Laser TV

The 8K Laser TV is a limited-edition product. Integrating a laser TV technology, including a triple-color laser light source, Dolby Atmos, DTS Virtual:X Audio Technology, and IMAX Enhanced certifications. It enhances the viewing experience with a new high-gain ALR screen for increased brightness and a clearer picture, a built-in TV tuner, and premium audio quality and features. The Hisense *K Laser Tv models include the L9H and L5H.

Hisense 8K laser TV  CES 2023
Hisense 8K Laser TV

Smart Home

Hisense has also been evolving its smart home strategy, leveraging its strengths in display technology, home appliances, and operating systems. ConnectLife, as Hisense’s commitment to this strategy, is making the management of everyday tasks easier, more sustainable, and more fun. Also, Hisense VIDAA smart TV operating platform, together with ConnectLife, brings together smart home appliances to create a connected ecosystem that makes managing and monitoring households easily, putting the user at the center of the home experience.

Hisense Future of Cooking Technology is trying to make cooking easier and smarter. For example,the Hisense Smart Combi Steam Oven provides users with many convenient features, such as zone cooking, scan to cook and automatic steam releasing.

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ChatGPT – five useful ways you can use the AI chatbot

ChatGPT – five useful ways you can use the AI chatbot

ChatGPT is a large language model trained by OpenAI. Its primary function is to assist with generating text(answers) based on the input(question) it receives. It does this by using natural language processing techniques to analyze the input and generate responses that are relevant and coherent.

I am not a physical entity, but rather a computer program designed to help with tasks involving the generation of text,” it replies when asked, who are you?

A large language model is a type of artificial intelligence system that has been trained on a massive amount of text data. The model learns the complexities and nuances of natural language and generates text that is both relevant and reasonable. Large language models can be used for a variety of tasks, such as machine translation, summarization, and question-answering.

chatGPT chatng with user and helping to wite an introduction letter

In the case of ChatGPT, It is specifically designed to assist with generating text in response to user input. Allowing it to provide relevant and helpful information on a wide range of topics in a conversational way.

The OpenAI chatbot does not have access to the internet or any other external sources of information. It can so far only provide information based on the text data used to train it. In as much as it can generate text on a wide range of topics, it is not able to provide up-to-date information on all topics.

chatGPT chating with user and answering code question

Here are 5 ways you can use ChatGPT

Answering questions

It can provide information on a wide range of topics, allowing people to get answers to their questions quickly and easily.

Summarizing text

It can help people understand longer pieces of text by summarizing the main points and key ideas.

Generating reports

It can help people generate reports and other written documents. It can currently generate financial, technical, market research, scientific, and environmental reports.

Translating text

The chatbot can assist with translating text from one language to another, making it easier for people to communicate with others who speak different languages. However, we are unable to tell how many languages it can translate to.

Writing assistance

It can help people with their writing by suggesting words and phrases and providing assistance with grammar and punctuation. We have also seen others share it helping them write letters, essays, and more.

Overall, the conversational AI chatbot is still in its early days of development and will need some more training. It’s big on the conversational way compared to previous chat AI’s like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa.

Editor’s note: This post and all the details about the AI chatbot were a conversation with the bot. We have edited the conversation out as a post for easy reading.

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