Microsoft Corp has started adding its Bing search engine to its Windows computer software to put AI at the fingertips of hundreds of millions of people. The Windows 11 update shows how the company is marching ahead on AI notwithstanding recent scrutiny of its technology.
Microsoft's operating system will include the new Bing in desktop computers' search box, which helps half a billion monthly users navigate their files and the internet. The search engine itself is still in a preview mode, accessible to more than 1 million people in 169 countries with a wait list for others.
Microsoft has been gathering feedback on the new Bing before a wider rollout. The engine's AI chatbot reportedly professed love or made threats to some testers, leading the company to cap long chats it said "provoked" responses it did not intend.
In addition to the new Bing, Microsoft's Windows update will include software that can connect to iPhone messages and calls starting with a limited set of users.
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