Microsoft has added a new AI-powered Bing Image Creator to its search engine, Bing, and Microsoft Edge. This new tool uses an advanced version of the DALL∙E model from OpenAI, allowing users to create an image by describing it in their own words.
The Bing Image Creator is fully integrated into the Bing chat experience, making it easy for users to generate both written and visual content in one place. By simply typing in a description of an image, adding contexts like location or activity, and selecting an art style, users can create an image from their imagination.
To prevent misuse of the Image Creator, Microsoft has incorporated safeguards and additional protections from OpenAI, and the system includes controls that limit the generation of harmful images. When a potentially harmful prompt is detected, the system blocks it and warns the user.
In addition to the Bing Image Creator, Microsoft has also introduced updated Knowledge Cards and new AI-powered visual Stories to the preview. The Knowledge Cards 2.0 is an AI-powered infographic-inspired experience that provides fun facts and key information at a glance, and it has been updated to include interactive, dynamic content like charts, graphs, timelines, visual stories, and more.
Meanwhile, the new AI-powered visual Stories provide a more engaging way to search and interact with content, offering images and short videos. These updates aim to deliver more immersive experiences that make finding answers and exploring the web more interesting, useful, and fun.
Furthermore, Microsoft 365 Copilot, an AI assistant for workplace efficiency, has also been recently introduced. It helps users to manage their schedules, set reminders, and automate routine tasks.
Microsoft has announced that Bing Image Creator is now available for preview users on both desktop and mobile devices. Users who are not a part of the Bing preview can still experience Image Creator at bing.com/create in English, with additional language support to be added in the future.
In addition, Edge users can access Image Creator from the sidebar icon on both desktop and mobile devices, and the integration of Image Creator into Edge from the new Bing button in chat mode will also be coming soon.