Bing launches their own Plugins

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  • Bing Chat's new announcement has us asking once again: "What is the future of search??"

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  • And we're keeping an eye on these other notable AI product launches

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Bing Chat announced their next phase: their own plugin store

ChatGPT is getting a lot of attention for their code interpreter plugin which is slowly rolling out to more people. But they’re not the only ones on the plugin game.

Today, Microsoft announced that a similar “actions store” is coming to Bing Chat. Developers will be able to build on top of Bing Chat to offer integrated experiences, letting Bing’s AI model go beyond just searching and take actions for you.

Sound familiar? Well it looks familiar too. Their demo even featured OpenTable, one of OpenAI’s current darlings in their plugin alpha.

But as Bing rolls out their next step in reimagining search, it leaves us with an important question: What is the future of search??

Is it a chatbot with an ad-supported business model like in Bing?

Or a chatbot with a subscription service like ChatGPT Plus?

And how will businesses participate? There’s a heck of a lot less space in a chat response than an entire search page. And if you notice above — Bing Chat picked OpenTable, as opposed to giving you options that include Resy, Tock, etc.

“How do we get our app there?” is about to be everyone’s next question.

p.s. Bing Chat is now available to everyone and the developer platform + plugins are going to start rolling out soon in conjunction with Microsoft Build later this month.


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The incumbents are still at it...

And if you're really nerdy...

  • Algolia, the search system that powers 17K+ websites like Walgreens and Under Armour, added generative AI capabilities and a vector database to its search experience

  • Geoffrey Hinton, a pioneer in AI, left Google and is now talking about AI's dangers

That's all!

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