Baylor Faculty & Staff Granted Access to Preview Microsoft’s Bing Chat
Baylor University Information Technology Services invites all faculty and staff to explore the new Bing Chat Enterprise service, which is powered by Microsoft and most easily accessible using Microsoft’s Edge web browser.
To try Bing Chat, users must have Microsoft Edge installed on their device and must be logged into their Baylor Microsoft account. Currently, this feature is only available for faculty and staff.
According to Microsoft, Bing Chat aims to “support the goal of being an AI-powered copilot for the web” in a world with an ever-increasing artificial intelligence presence.
Partnering with OpenAI, Bing runs using advanced technologies including GPT-4 and DALL-E to produce responses and images. Because it uses GPT-4, all content produced is more up to date than ChatGPT, helping Bing “pull from the latest search results.”
Bing’s responses include traditional links to web sources, AI-generated summarizations, images and chat responses. Summaries and chat responses give credit to the websites it receives information from using traditional citing techniques.
While Bing employs the same language model as ChatGPT, it enhances the protection of personal and institutional data, aligning with Microsoft’s “commit[ment] to the advancement of AI driven by ethical principles.”
To ensure user privacy, Baylor’s Bing Chat is protected, which means that personal and company data entered into or generated by Bing Chat will not be used by Microsoft nor associated with Microsoft accounts. A green shield confirms that Bing Chat is protected along with a note near the text box in the Bing Chat interface.
According to Microsoft, six principles have been developed to guide AI use: fairness, reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusiveness, transparency and accountability. These principles aim to ensure AI systems are developed responsibly.
For more information about Microsoft’s Bing Chat Enterprise and how you can use it to enhance your productivity, visit the Bing Chat Enterprise page (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/chat/enterprise/?form=MA13FV) or this "how to" information for Bing Chat (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/do-more-with-ai/what-is-bing-chat-and-how-can-you-use-it?form=MA13KP).