December 25, 2023 – In recent news, Microsoft’s Bing Chat has rolled out its GPT-4 Turbo model to randomly selected users, providing a more intelligent, smoother, and engaging chat experience. This model leverages OpenAI’s latest artificial intelligence technology, promising enhanced capabilities.
Furthermore, Microsoft has plans to upgrade Bing Chat’s code interpreter feature to align with OpenAI’s capabilities, allowing it to handle more complex programming or data-related inquiries.
GPT-4 Turbo is a new model based on ChatGPT, initially available exclusively to ChatGPT paid users. However, it is now accessible for free through Microsoft’s Bing Chat, which has been rebranded as Copilot. This upgraded model builds upon the existing GPT-4, incorporating information available up to April 2023, thus offering improved results when searching for recent events.
Microsoft insiders have confirmed the integration of the GPT-4 Turbo model into Bing Chat, although the specific model used may vary depending on the user’s queries.
Currently, the availability of GPT-4 Turbo through Bing Chat is subject to random selection, but Microsoft has announced plans to expand its rollout in the coming weeks.
It’s important to note that Microsoft does not show favoritism toward particular accounts or regions; this testing process is entirely random, referred to as an “A/B” test.
So, how can one determine whether they are using the GPT-4 Turbo model on Bing Chat? The simplest method is to visit Bing.com/chat, initiate a new conversation, and inspect the webpage’s source code. By using the “Find on Page” feature in browsers like Edge or Chrome, search for “dlgpt4t.” If this term is found within the webpage’s source code, it indicates that the latest OpenAI model is in use.
On mobile devices, users can validate their eligibility for GPT-4 Turbo by uploading an image, preferably an abstract one, and requesting Bing Chat to interpret the emotions conveyed in the image. Unlike the previous model, Bing Chat’s GPT-4 Turbo is capable of recognizing and discussing emotions.
Furthermore, it is known that Microsoft’s Bing Chat defaults to enabling web searching functionality. However, through the new plugin feature, users can now disable the “Search” plugin. When the “Search” plugin is disabled, Bing Chat won’t search for answers within the Bing search engine. Without the search plugin, Bing Chat relies solely on its trained data. If Bing Chat can provide answers to inquiries about events occurring between January and April 2023, it signifies that the user has access to the GPT-4 Turbo model.