Google tries to snoop around ChatGPT-powered Bing users
You get paid to share your opinion.
- In the middle of the ongoing AI competition, Google offers incentives for Bing AI users.
- Users must complete a questionnaire on its Opinion Rewards platform.
- The amount may not be that much, but it's still money.
Google rewards users to let them snoop around their personal lives. And, at the time of heated AI competition between the search engine giant and Microsoft, the Mountain View-based company asks people’s opinions regarding Redmond’s ChatGPT-powered Bing AI chatbot.
As shared by user u/psychoamine on r/ChatGPT, Google asks users whether they’ve used Bing’s chat feature in the past two weeks through its Opinion Rewards online platform (screenshot courtesy of the user).
It’s not that much money, but still a good incentive nonetheless. Google pays between $0.10 to $1 per survey/uploaded receipt and $0.03 for confirming locations you’ve been to on Maps. Though, it’s only available for users in Canada, Germany, the US, and the UK.
What does this mean for Google – Microsoft’s AI showdown?
When Bing AI chatbot first released its waitlist, many believed that it was still far from primetime and Microsoft was rushing things out.
The first few weeks after its preview rollout proves just that: many users reported bizarre and uneven responses from the bot although it reached over 100 million active daily users within the first month.
While this isn’t an entirely new reoccurrence, it’s interesting to see Google stepping outside its comfort zones to keep up with Microsoft’s latest innovations in user-driven AI.
Keep in mind that the tech giant is still testing out their AI-powered Bard chatbot, and it launched plans on its first set of AI-powered writing features and assistants on several select users of Docs and Gmail.
Not too long after that, Microsoft answered it with its Copilot feature on Office 365 apps. Basically, you will be able to create drafts, make visuals for presentation, simplify raw data, and summarize long threads with simple prompt words on Microsoft’s productivity apps, courtesy of OpenAI’s GPT-4 tool.
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