Bing said to remove the waiting list for its GPT-4 powered chat

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Microsoft’s Bing is in the spotlight for the first time in a decade after it released a GPT-powered interface last month. But the tech giant has so far been cautious about the pace at which it rolls out new Bing offerings — powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology — to users. But it looks like Bing is tearing those walls down.

Microsoft, a major investor in OpenAI, appears to have lifted the waiting list for the new Bing, seemingly giving everyone immediate access to the new experience. Windows Central, which was the first to notice this change, said users no longer have to wait to try the new Bing. AapkaDost tested this with a few email IDs (both new and old) and got access right away. However, not all email IDs we tested were immediately granted access.

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While the new Bing’s landing page still shows the typical “Join the Waitlist” button, you can sign up and get instant access. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for a response and will update the story if we hear back.

Microsoft is holding an event called “reinventing productivity with AI” later Thursday at 11 a.m. ET. While today’s agenda is limited to introducing AI-powered tools for Microsoft 356 (Office) and Dynamic 365 – the company’s Salesforce competitor – it won’t be surprising if there’s an announcement related to Bing as well.

The Seattle-based company is committed to integrating the AI-powered chatbot into many of its services. Last month, Microsoft introduced the GPT-4 powered bot in the Windows 11 taskbar. Earlier this week, the stable version of the Edge browser got the Bing AI chatbot feature.

OpenAI’s technology is proving to be a hit for Bing, which recently reported reaching 100 million daily active users. This is expected given the hype around AI-powered chatbots and how it has attracted tens of millions of users who want to give it a try. After people were able to “jailbreak” the chatbot for saying problematic things, Microsoft began testing various restrictions on the conversations. Earlier this week, it raised the limit to 15 turns in a conversation and 150 messages per day.

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