It appears that the AI chatbot wars are getting heated. According to reports, Microsoft might decide against allowing other businesses to use data from its Bing search engine. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has threatened to shut down two Bing-powered search engines if firms continue using the data for their chatbots.
Several search engines, including DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, and You.com, rely on Bing. The report from Bloomberg did not specify which companies were involved in the dispute. DuckDuckGo and You.com, for example, have obtained a license from Microsoft to use Bing’s search data in various ways to improve their search engine capabilities.
However, according to Bloomberg, Microsoft does not condone “using Bing’s search index as fodder for AI chatbots,” even though the company approves of how Bing is utilized. Everyone has an AI chatbot with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and Microsoft’s Bing Chat.
Generative AI and AI chatbots have unquestionably been the technological breakthrough of 2023. Additionally, AI bots appear to release new versions and capabilities daily. AI-generated image generation was recently made available.
Regarding AI, it makes sense that Microsoft would attempt to restrict other businesses’ access to said data, given the numerous tech giants competing for dominance in the emerging field.