Pakyong, 26 March : According to insiders familiar with the conflict, Microsoft is considering ending the licenses that grant access to its search index. This move could endanger the AI chat products that depend on this information.
Bloomberg has reported that Microsoft has cautioned competing search engines that it may withdraw their authorization to access its internet-search information if they continue to use it for developing their own AI chat products. At least two customers have been notified by Microsoft that using its Bing search index, which offers an up-to-date overview of the internet, to fuel their own AI chat tools is against the terms of their agreement. Insiders who are knowledgeable about the issue suggest that Microsoft might revoke licenses that allow access to its search index, which would endanger AI chat products that depend on this data. It is not clear which search engines are using Microsoft’s data to develop their own AI chat products.
In February, Microsoft had announced that it was enhancing its Bing search engine and Edge Web browser with artificial intelligence to compete in consumer technology markets where it had lagged behind. Last month, users received the updated Bing search engine, but it seems that the company has now adopted a more rigorous stance regarding the utilization of its search index information.
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