Microsoft released Bing Chat Enterprise, an AI-powered tool with business in mind that could help employees become more productive, during this year’s Inspire event. The pricing starts at a very low price, but will the free version of Bing AI chatbot cost you some money because of this?
As noted from Microsoft’s release note, Bing Chat Enterprise has just been launched in preview for those licensed for Microsoft 365 E5, E3, Business Premium, and Business Standard. If you don’t have those licenses, the new tool is available as a standalone for $5/month.
“Bing Chat Enterprise unlocks generative AI for work. And Microsoft 365 Copilot brings a whole new way of working – reasoning over all your business data in the context of your enterprise, including the ability to ask questions and get answers from the web,” says Microsoft.
This brings concern among users. One user complains that the potential shift towards a paid model for Bing in the future could pose challenges for individuals and businesses who have come to rely on Bing’s free services for their daily search needs.
Fortunately, Microsoft’s Mikhail Parakhin, who serves as the Redmond-based tech giant’s CEO of advertising & web services, reassures that Bing AI chatbot will forever come at no cost to consumers. The chatbot itself is only available on Edge so far, so opting to restrict access solely to paid users could be commercial suicide for the company.
Microsoft has also announced the pricing for its AI assistance tool, Copilot. For Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium customers, users must pay a whopping $30 per user per month, which some have deemed expensive.
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