One of the great attractions of the GPT-4, in addition to its increased accuracy and capacity, is the possibility —recently activated for all users— to activate plugins that connect you with numerous servicesthus providing it with extra functionalities (among them, the ability to access the Internet in real time).
So, with Bing Chat (and most of the AI technology released by Microsoft in recent months) being based on GPT-4, there were a lot of users. eager to also have this option in the products of the Redmond company. Well said and done: on the occasion of the Microsoft Build developer event, they have confirmed that
“Microsoft will adopt the same open plugin standard that OpenAI uses for ChatGPT, enabling interoperability between ChatGPT and Microsoft’s broad offering of ‘copilots’.”
Effectively, that means that the extensive catalog of plugins already developed and working on the paid version of ChatGPT will automatically become available to attendees with Microsoft AIwhich are not limited to Big Chat, but include Dynamics 365 Copilot and Microsoft 365 Copilot, as well as the Azure OpenAI Service platform, another result of the productive and profitable collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI.
“This means developers can create experiences that allow people to interact with their apps using the most natural user interface: human language.”
All this is not, strictly speaking, a novelty: Already at the beginning of this month, Yusef Mehdi, one of the presidents of Microsoft, announced the near availability of third-party plugins such as OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha…
…but did not confirm the aspect of interoperabilitywhich directly enables sharing of the plugin ecosystem, in the same way that MS Edge shares Google Chrome extensions.
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In addition to that, Microsoft has also announced news for its AI-based imaging services (Microsoft Designer and Bing Image Creator). In line with growing concerns about the generation of deepfakes that allow the spread of false news (and potentially alter electoral processes), both services will incorporate functionality that allows consumers to verify whether an image or video has been generated by AI.
To do this, Microsoft will use technology that uses cryptographic methods to ‘sign’ AI-generated content with metadata about its origin. And so, in the coming months, it will be possible upload images in the most popular formats to both platforms so that they can verify their ‘authenticity’.
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