In late March, OpenAI announced that it had added initial support for a third-party plugin for its generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT. Many major tech and online service companies, including Expedia, Instacart, KAYAK, Klarna, and more, were among the first to support ChatGPT with their own plugins.
Since Microsoft’s BingChat is using the latest version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, GPT-4, it makes sense to speculate that BingChat might add third-party plugin support. In fact, it looks like it might.
In a ___ Twitter exchange on Sunday To a person who asked about the same topic, Microsoft’s head of advertising and web services, Mikhail Parkhin, responded with a simple but very optimistic answer: “Stay tuned ;-)”
Adding plugin support for BingChat could extend Microsoft’s chatbot to new applications. We can also see new plugins created for Microsoft’s own apps, such as Word, Excel, or Outlook, which can also use Bing Chat for different purposes. So far, the other major competitor in the chatbot AI race, Google’s Bard, has yet to signal any third-party support.