- Microsoft is testing Bing Chat (based on ChatGPT) integration in the SwiftKey keyboard for Android.
- This new feature is available in beta version, but its deployment is gradual
- Microsoft has announced a new AI for its note-taking app.
The AI race continues at Microsoft. After integrating GPT-4 (an improved version of ChatGPT) into its Bing search engine, the Redmond company is attacking the keyboard. If you have an Android smartphone, you’re using Google’s Gboard keyboard by default.
However, you also have the option to replace it with alternatives including Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard. Soon you will have a good reason to install this keyboard on your smartphone: the integration of the new Bing that integrates AI based on GPT-4.
In fact, this integration of AI in Swiftkey is currently being beta tested by Microsoft. To enjoy it before everyone else, you need to install the latest Beta version of the app, from the Play Store, sign in to your Microsoft account. But there is no guarantee that this innovation will be available to you immediately.
Built in AI keyboard
According to our colleagues at The Verge, an official from the Redmond company has also confirmed the existence of the test. However, the use of Bing Chat in the Swiftkey beta app is gradual. So, once you install the app, you still have to wait for this innovation to arrive on your device.
Meanwhile, screenshots shared on social networks already give us a glimpse of this integration. Those already using the Bing Chat integration in Swiftkey will see an icon representing the search engine on the Android keyboard.
This integration allows for quick access to AI (reply to text if you need AI help). But probably the best part is rewriting. In essence, Swiftly offers you to rewrite a text by selecting the appropriate tone.
On Reddit, a user gives an example. “You’re wrong, it’s not really like that” (French translation), this feature may suggest a professional tone: “I’m afraid it’s not right”. If we choose a “polite” tone, it’s: “Sorry, but that’s not very accurate.”
Bing Chat comes in SwiftKey. Download the latest SwiftKey beta and sign in to your MSA.
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Tips improved with AI
Currently, it is unknown when Microsoft will implement this Bing Chat integration (based on GPT-4). Stable version of SwiftKey. But the Redmond company is accelerating the integration of generative AI into its products, while Google is gearing up to do the same.
Also, like Swiftkey, the OneNote app will also be enhanced with “Copilot” artificial intelligence. According to Microsoft, “As a note-taking companion, Copilot uses your prompts to write plans, generate ideas, create lists, organize information, and more. Copilot can modify existing text by condensing, rewriting, formatting, and adding visual context. Enhance your digital notebook with natural language commands to rearrange your notebook, adjust formatting and highlight important ones.