Supported by ChatGPT, Bing Search Engine Accessed by 100 Million Daily Users
Microsoft reveals search engine Bing has reached a new high, having 100 million daily active users. Photo/Future/Microsoft
WASHINGTON – Microsoft reveals search engine Bing has reached a new high, having 100 million active users every day. This record that Bing achieved was thanks to the support of the ChatGPT AI chatbot.
The news comes via a post on Microsoft’s blog site Bing observing the difference after using the AI-powered ChatGPT in its first month of existence. Microsoft notes that there are more than one million new Bing AI users and this is helping boost the search engine’s numbers reach new milestones.
Microsoft then went on to say that a third of Bing AI’s “millions of active users” are new users on Bing. This fact shows that chatbots direct people to search engines.
However, Microsoft admits that Bing is far from up to speed compared to Google. “This (100 million) is a staggering number, but we are fully aware that we remain small, low, single digit share players. Even so, it was fun to be at the dance!” Microsoft’s statement was quoted by SINDOnews from the techradar page, Thursday (9/3/2023).
A number of analysts consider that Bing AI is not just a chatbot. It’s a vehicle to help Bing challenge Google, and one that Microsoft hopes will move quickly to gain momentum.
If this growth is sustained, and AI is honed and significantly improved over the next few months, this will surely be a new wave of adoption for Bing. In the battle against Google (and Chrome for that matter), and the latter company forging ahead with its own AI technology (Bard), Microsoft will have to go all out.