Microsoft has introduced Bing Chat Enterprise, an AI-powered chat service for professional use that is available in the preview form to over 160 million existing users.
“Bing Chat Enterprise gives your organization AI-powered chat for work with commercial data protection,” the company said in a blog. “With Bing Chat Enterprise, user and business data are protected and will not leak outside the organization.”
The tech giant added that chat data is not saved, and since Microsoft has no eyes-on access, no one can view users’ data, which they asserted is not used to train its language models.
Bing Chat Enterprise is grounded in web data and provides verifiable answers with citations, along with visual answers that include graphs, charts, and images.
While Microsoft rolled it out on Tuesday without additional cost as part of several subscription packages, the service will also become available as a stand-alone offering for $5 per user/month.
Microsoft 365 Copilot Costs $30 a Month
The U.S. tech giant also announced that its AI-powered business assistant Microsoft 365 Copilot will be priced at $30 per user/month for subscribed customers once the feature becomes broadly available.
Microsoft 365 Copilot brings the ability to ask questions and get answers from the web while ensuring the security of users’ data:
- Copilot inherits users' existing Microsoft 365 security, privacy, identity, and compliance policies
- The data is protected within the Microsoft 365 tenant and within users' control
- Copilot respects individual and group permission policies
“Copilot puts thousands of skills at your command and can reason over all your content and context to take on any task. It’s grounded in your business data in the Microsoft Graph — that’s all your emails, calendar, chats, documents, and more,” the tech giant said.
Microsoft Launches Visual Search in Bing
Lastly, Microsoft announced that it's adding Visual Search, a powerful new way to search the internet, in Bing Chat.
By harnessing OpenAI’s most powerful GPT-4 model, Visual Search allows users to upload images and search the web for associated content. Bing Chat now possesses the ability to understand an image's context, interpret it, and respond to related inquiries.
Visual Search in Chat already began rolling out via desktop and the Bing mobile app, while Microsoft confirmed it was working to bring this feature to Bing Chat Enterprise.