Try ‘The New Binge’ ahead of the official launch. How to preview the AI-powered search engine.

“The New Binge” is still invite-only, but you can preview how it works.

Since Microsoft announced a new and improved version of its search engine integrated with OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology, select users have been given early access to test it. There is currently a waiting list to gain access when Microsoft introduces Bing to more users in the coming weeks. But if you’re dying to see how it works, you can check out a live demo on desktop right now.

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How to access Bing Preview

On the Bing homepage, you’ll see a preview right below the search bar. The preview shows a sign in conversational style, “I need to host a vegetarian dinner party for 6 people. Can you suggest a 3-course menu with a chocolate dessert?” Under the prompt, click the “Try It” button to see the answer generated.

Bing homepage with ChatGPT preview
Try the new ChatGPT-integrated Bing.
Credits: Bing

Click the arrows on the side of the preview to explore other pointers like “I’m planning a trip for our anniversary in September. What are some places we can visit within a 3 hour flight from London Heathrow?” ” and “Arts and Crafts Ideas, with Instructions for a Child Using Only Cardboard Boxes, Plastic Bottles, Paper and String.” Click “Try It” to see the answers to these prompts.

AI-integrated search results for menu planning for a vegetarian dinner party
AI-generated answers appear next to traditional search results.
Credits: Bing

How to preview more Bing examples

Next to the “Try it” button, you can click “Learn more” to see a full list of prompts for demo-ing Bing. In addition to the three signs mentioned above, you can test for other signs. Hover over the tile of each example topic to see the following hints.

Examples of what to ask to get an AI-generated response
Click on these examples to see Bing’s AI-generated response.
Credits: Bing

Click “Try it on Bing” to see how Bing answers them.

  • “Give me a workout plan for my arms and abs with no situps and no gym equipment. It should only take 30 minutes”

  • “Write a poem that rhymes for my 8 year old Jake. He loves dogs and facts about the sea”

  • “I went fishing the Bighorns in Montana and I want to go fishing the Florida Keys in the spring. What do I need to do differently to prepare?”

  • “Write a story for children about a dog who lived on the moon”

  • “Write code to find Fibonacci sequence in Python”

  • “Which cars should I consider buying that are AWD, 0-60 in under 6 seconds, seat 6 or more, and have good reviews?”

  • “Write a quiz about pop music trivia that I can play with my friends and has 5 questions.”

  • “How do I choose the best dog breed for me? Is it better to adopt or buy?”

  • “I love electronic music and I want to go to my first festival this year. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?”

Clicking on the prompt takes you to a new page that shows traditional search results on the left and Bing’s AI chatbot response on the right. For workout prompts, you’re given detailed step-by-step instructions for different ab and arm workouts, including how many sets and reps to include, details on proper form, which muscles each exercise targets. Answers have footnotes that link to the source of the information.

Top half of Bing AI preview

Credits: Bing
Bottom half of Bing AI preview

Credits: Bing

It’s worth noting that it includes crunches as part of the workout, which is kind of like mini sit-ups, so Bing definitely still has some work to do.

how to chat with bing

At the end of the response, the preview suggests various follow-up questions, such as “Can you show me how to do a push up?” Clicking on questions opens a chat window where you can talk through your question in real time with Bing’s chatbot. Currently, clicking on the questions only shows a demo conversation of the vegetarian dinner party menu question, but it gives you an idea of ​​what to expect.

Conversation preview with Bing's AI chatbot
Preview what a conversation will look like with Bing’s AI chatbot.
Credits: Bing

How is the early access Bing testing going?

Naturally, early access users have been testing the new Bing, and results posted online show mixed results. A user’s signal was reportedly found with some aggressive gaslighting(opens in a new tab)while others seem to have hit a nerve with Bing asked what was sensitive(opens in a new tab), So, Bing as it appears in the preview is not exactly friendly. Regardless, it’s exciting to see where the technology goes in the coming weeks.

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