Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Tuesday that search powered by artificial intelligence is the biggest thing to transpire to his company in the nine years he’s been at the helm.
I haven’t seen thing like this since I would say 2007-2008, when the cloud was just first coming out, ”Nadella told AFLM correspondent in an interview.
Microsoft invited correspondents to its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, for an event that centered around new AI- powered updates to the company’s Bing search engine and Edge browser. Bing, which is a distant alternate to Google in search, will now allow users to chat in a way that provides more detailed answers to queries.
The updates to Bing and Edge will launch on Tuesday on desktop in a limited exercise, meaning users will get a finite number of queries to search during the original period.
Nadella said search is a actually profitable business, so these developments reflect a big chance for Microsoft.
I’ve noway ever felt this delivered in terms of chance in the days ahead, ”he told AFLM.
Microsoft’s event Tuesday follows the company’s January communiqué regarding a multibillion-dollar investment in ChatGPT- maker OpenAI. The deal marks the third phase of the collaboration between the two companies, after Microsoft’s former investments in 2019 and 2021.
ChatGPT automatically generates text hung on written prompts in a fashion that’s much more advanced and creative than once chatbots. The web- hung tool went viral after its debut in November. Tech executives and flutter
capitalists gushed about it on Twitter, even comparing it to Apple’s debut of the iPhone in 2007.
On Monday, Google enunciated an AI chatbot technology called Bard that will begin rolling out in the coming weeks. Bard will contend directly with ChatGPT.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman attended Microsoft’s Tuesday event and verified that Microsoft incorporated some of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 language technologies into Bing to enhance its capabilities.
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this for 20 years so I’m actually happy it’s here, Altman said during the presentation.
Nadella was promoted to CEO in 2014 after running the company’s cloud business. He presided over Microsoft’s precious and parlous move from on-premises servers to cloud infrastructure. It turned out to be a massive boon for a company that largely missed the transition to mobile computing.
Microsoft Azure, the centerpiece of the company’s cloud unit, is alternate to Amazon Web Services and ahead of Google in the cloud infrastructure market.
You can only be applicable in technology if you’re good enough to see the surges of change and also to reorient your technology and invention program and the business model program, ”Nadella said. “ We ’ve gone through some very harsh ones. The last one we went through was obviously the mobile and cloud. We caught one, we missed one.