REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) – Microsoft said on Tuesday it is upgrading its Bing search engine and Edge web browser to include artificial intelligence (AI), marking one of its major moves to innovate in technology and search for information.
The computer giant, investing billions of dollars in AI, is in direct competition with Google, owned by Alphabet.
Microsoft is partnering with startup OpenAI to stay ahead of the competition and generate significant revenue by providing innovative new tools to speed up content creation and automate tasks, among other things.
During a press briefing at Microsoft headquarters in Washington state, group chief executive Satya Nadella said that “this technology will change the design of almost every category of software.”
(Report by Geoffrey Dustin; French version by Jean Tertian)