Just a month after Microsoft unveiled its AI-enhanced Bing chat feature, it has already rolled out a major update to the tool: it can now create images for you.
Instead of typing a typical query into a search engine, Bing Chat allows you to talk to Bing to find and refine your answer. For example, you can start by asking for a few ideas for a three-course dinner, and then ask to change the results based on factors such as allergens, ingredients you have in the fridge, and the time it takes to prepare the meals.
It’s a pretty cool experience, although Bing Chat responses aren’t always 100% accurate. That said, even in this still somewhat inaccurate form, it was enough to seemingly scare Google into speeding up a beta for the similar Bard AI tool.
Microsoft wasn’t about to let Google steal the spotlight. Not surprisingly, on the same day that Bard goes into beta, Bing Chat adds the Dall-E OpenAI imaging tool that you can use right now.
How to use Dall-E on Bing chat
To use the new Bing Chat image builder, you’ll need to sign up for the free service and gain access – we have a how to sign up for Bing Chat guide that will take you through all the steps.
Once you have access, open Bing on your phone or computer, sign in with your Microsoft account, and go to Bing Chat. Here you can chat with Bing as usual, or with the “Create Image…” command, Bing will be able to provide AI-generated images.
Based on a press release (opens in a new tab) Bing’s image creation capabilities seem to be quite varied. It can create a realistic-looking living room or an image of an astronaut walking through a field of sunflowers. Unfortunately, the new feature hasn’t been rolled out to our devices yet, but it looks like it’s only a matter of days before we start building AI images in Bing.
Hopefully it’s coming to you soon too, just keep checking to see if Bing can create images. Make sure you use Bing Chat’s “More Creative” setting, as that’s where it’s going to head in the first place.