According to reports , Microsoft doesn’t want any of its competitors to use Bing search index to power their AI bots. According to reports, the company told two unnamed Bing search engines that they would be unable to access Microsoft’s search data if they continued using their AI tools.
The Bloomberg noted that Microsoft licenses Bing’s search data out to several search engines including Yahoo!, DuckDuckGo and the AI-search engine You.com. For example, DuckDuckGo uses a combination from Bing and its web crawler to deliver search results. You.com, Neeva pull some results from Bing to help them save time and resources.
However, Microsoft seems to be against using Bing’s search engine as a source of data for AI chatbots. Sources close to the matter tell Bloomberg Microsoft believes that using Bing’s search index in this manner is a violation to its contract and may decide to terminate agreements with search engines that are accused of misusing this data.
We don’t yet know the search engines Bloomberg is referring to, but DuckDuckGo and You.com have introduced their own AI tools. DuckDuckGo released DuckAssist last month. This tool provides AI-generated summaries based on Wikipedia and other sources. You.com has an AI chat tool that answers users’ questions. Neeva also created a similar AI powered tool that generates annotation summaries.
Microsoft informs Bloomberg that it has been in contact with partners who are not complying as we continue to enforce our terms across all platforms. “We’ll continue working with them directly, and provide any information required to find a way forward,” Microsoft said to em>Bloomberg.
Microsoft is likely to create its own search data to be used by Bing’s chatbot. This tool is already powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4. It is capable of answering many questions and creating summaries. It can also generate code, write social media posts and much more.
Microsoft however clearly denies that Bing’s search engine index can be used to feed AI chatbots. Sources close to the situation tell Bloomberg Microsoft that Bing’s use of search engine data in this manner is a breach to its contract and may terminate agreements with search engines for misusing this information.
Microsoft states that it is in contact with partners who are not complying as we continue to enforce our terms across all platforms. Bloomberg states that they will continue to work with partners who are out of compliance as we continue to proactively enforce our terms across the board. Request for comment.
Microsoft will likely be building its own search data to support Bing’s chatbot with more companies such as Google, which is becoming more commonplace on OpenAI’s ChatGPT botbot. OpenAI’s GPT-4 is the most recent and most powerful version the company’s language model. It is capable of answering questions, creating summaries and generating code. can do.