Microsoft Adds AI Chatbot to Its SwiftKey Keyboard App

Microsoft has added its BIng AI chatbot to its widespread SwiftKey third-party keyboard app for iOS and Android telephones, giving customers fast entry to AI-generated solutions and recommendation.

With the keyboard open, you want solely faucet the blue Bing icon above the keyboard on the left to open the submenu, after which select whether or not to have Bing AI search the web for a question or provide you with solutions itself by way of a chat. 

The chatbot also can assist with conversational tone, providing options for alternative routes to phrase a typed assertion in order for you your messages to be just a little nicer, funnier or extra skilled. Heck, it will even condense what you say into one thing that’ll slot in a 140-character tweet.

Anybody can use Bing AI to look inside the keyboard, however the extra superior AI chatbot and tone retouching require customers to register to their Microsoft Account first. 

Microsoft added AI to its Bing search engine in early February and has been rolling out extra AI integrations since, like including an AI picture creator powered by OpenAI’s Dall-E AI to Bing and an AI-powered ‘Copilot’ to its Workplace apps. It looks like Bing AI goes to play a giant function in Microsoft’s merchandise going ahead, as the corporate added it to Home windows 11, too.

In the end, including AI functionality to its merchandise is Microsoft’s solution to differentiate itself from its tech rivals. Google launched its personal AI Bard on the finish of March and has assured that conversational AI is coming to its search engine, whereas Amazon launched a brand new cloud service referred to as Amazon Bedrock that helps AWS clients construct generative AI-powered apps. 

Learn extra: ChatGPT vs. Bing vs. Google Bard: Which AI Is the Most Useful?

The AI wave was kicked off by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which arrived late final yr to shock customers with its wealthy but conversational responses. Critics slammed ChatGPT for producing plausible-sounding however false info, however its potential shocked the tech trade into responding, with Google reportedly sounding a “code purple” after OpenAI’s chatbot was launched.

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