Starting today, AWS customers can use Amazon Kendra to build intelligent search applications in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Region.
AWS DataSync is now available in the Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich), and Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) AWS Regions. You can now use DataSync to copy data between on-premises, edge, or other cloud storage and AWS Storage services, as well as between AWS Storage services, within each of these new AWS Regions.
Starting today, customers can search, provision, terminate, update and use self-service actions on products from AWS Service Catalog through Atlassian’s Jira Service Management Cloud customer portal via AWS Service Management Connector. This feature enables Jira Service Management end users who are registered users of the Atlassian site but are not Jira agents to provision resources using the AWS Service Catalog integration. With this connector, administrators can use existing AWS Service Catalog configurations, including curated products, portfolios, constraints, and tagging, and expose them to Jira Service Management Cloud administrators and users. Jira Service Management customers can browse and request provisioning of AWS Service Catalog products in their familiar IT Service Management (ITSM) tooling.
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL now supports MySQL minor versions 5.7.41 and 8.0.32. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest minor versions to fix known security vulnerabilities in prior versions of MySQL, and to benefit from the numerous fixes, performance improvements, and new functionality added by the MySQL community.
Today, AWS announced the opening of a new AWS Direct Connect location in Kolkata, India. By connecting your network to AWS at the new Kolkata location, you gain private, direct access to all public AWS Regions (except those in China), AWS GovCloud Regions, and AWS Local Zones.
To empower people to unlock the joy of discovery, feel the wonder of creation and better harness the world’s knowledge, today we’re improving how the world benefits from the web by reinventing the tools billions of people use every day, the search engine and the browser.
Today, we’re launching an all new, AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser, available in preview now at Bing.com, to deliver better search, more complete answers, a new chat experience and the ability to generate content. We think of these tools as an AI copilot for the web.
“AI will fundamentally change every software category, starting with the largest category of all – search,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft. “Today, we’re launching Bing and Edge powered by AI copilot and chat, to help people get more from search and the web.”
There are 10 billion search queries a day, but we estimate half of them go unanswered. That’s because people are using search to do things it wasn’t originally designed to do. It’s great for finding a website, but for more complex questions or tasks too often it falls short.
The new Bing and Edge – Your copilot for the web
We have brought together search, browsing and chat into one unified experience you can invoke from anywhere on the web, delivering:
Better search. The new Bing gives you an improved version of the familiar search experience, providing more relevant results for simple things like sports scores, stock prices and weather, along with a new sidebar that shows more comprehensive answers if you want them.
Complete answers. Bing reviews results from across the web to find and summarize the answer you’re looking for. For example, you can get detailed instructions for how to substitute eggs for another ingredient in a cake you are baking right in that moment, without scrolling through multiple results.
A new chat experience. For more complex searches – such as for planning a detailed trip itinerary or researching what TV to buy – the new Bing offers new, interactive chat. The chat experience empowers you to refine your search until you get the complete answer you are looking for by asking for more details, clarity and ideas – with links available so you can immediately act on your decisions.
A creative spark. There are times when you need more than an answer – you need inspiration. The new Bing can generate the content to help you. It can help you write an email, create a 5-day itinerary for a dream vacation to Hawaii, with links to book your travel and accommodations, prep for a job interview or create a quiz for trivia night. The new Bing also cites all its sources, so you’re able to see links to the web content it references.
New Microsoft Edge experience. We’ve updated the Edge browser with new AI capabilities and a new look, and we’ve added two new functionalities: Chat and compose. With the Edge Sidebar, you can ask for a summary of a lengthy financial report to get the key takeaways – and then use the chat function to ask for a comparison to a competing company’s financials and automatically put it in a table. You can also ask Edge to help you compose content, such as a LinkedIn post, by giving it a few prompts to get you started. After that, you can ask it to help you update the tone, format and length of the post. Edge can understand the web page you’re on and adapts accordingly.
My anniversary is coming up in September, help me plan a trip somewhere fun in Europe, leaving from London.
Will the Ikea Klippan loveseat fit into my 2019 Honda Odyssey?
Reinventing search with AI
The new Bing experience is a culmination of four technical breakthroughs:
Next-generation OpenAI model. We’re excited to announce the new Bing is running on a new, next-generation OpenAI large language model that is more powerful than ChatGPT and customized specifically for search. It takes key learnings and advancements from ChatGPT and GPT-3.5 – and it is even faster, more accurate and more capable.
Microsoft Prometheus model. We have developed a proprietary way of working with the OpenAI model that allows us to best leverage its power. We call this collection of capabilities and techniques the Prometheus model. This combination gives you more relevant, timely and targeted results, with improved safety.
Applying AI to core search algorithm. We’ve also applied the AI model to our core Bing search ranking engine, which led to the largest jump in relevance in two decades. With this AI model, even basic search queries are more accurate and more relevant.
New user experience. We’re reimagining how you interact with search, browser and chat by pulling them into a unified experience. This will unlock a completely new way to interact with the web.
These groundbreaking new search experiences are possible because Microsoft has committed to building Azure into an AI supercomputer for the world, and OpenAI has used this infrastructure to train the breakthrough models that are now being optimized for Bing.
Microsoft and OpenAI – innovating together, responsibly
Together with OpenAI, we’ve also been intentional in implementing safeguards to defend against harmful content. Our teams are working to address issues such as misinformation and disinformation, content blocking, data safety and preventing the promotion of harmful or discriminatory content in line with our AI principles.
The work we are doing with OpenAI builds on our company’s yearslong effort to ensure that our AI systems are responsible by design. We will continue to apply the full strength of our responsible AI ecosystem – including researchers, engineers and policy experts – to develop new approaches to mitigate risk.
Live today in limited preview, expanding to millions soon
The new Bing is available today in a limited preview on desktop, and everyone can visit Bing.com today to try sample queries and sign up for the waitlist. We’re going to scale the preview to millions in the coming weeks. A mobile experience will also be in preview soon.
We’re excited to put the new Bing and Edge into the real world to get the critical feedback required to improve our models as we scale.
Amy Hood, Microsoft executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host a conference call with investors at 2:30 p.m. PT.
Brad Smith, Microsoft vice chair and president: Meeting the moment: advancing the future through responsible AI
In this two-part interview, we discuss best practices for mobile UI design with Outfit7’s Aleksander Gregorka and Maja Nadvešnik, Samsung’s Søren Klit Lambaek, and Unity’s own Benoit Dupuis and Stefania Valoroso.
Starting today, Graviton3-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) C7g instances are available in bare metal size. C7g instances deliver up to 25% better compute performance, up to 2x higher floating-point performance, up to 2x faster cryptographic performance, and up to 3x faster CPU-based machine learning (ML) performance compared to AWS Graviton2 processors, including support for bfloat16. C7g instances feature the latest DDR5 memory, which provides 50% more memory bandwidth compared to DDR4. They are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS designed hardware and software innovations that enables the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage. C7g instances are built for workloads including batch processing, ad serving, video encoding, gaming, scientific modelling, data analytics, and CPU-based artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) inference.
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) customers can now create and manage clusters in Europe (Zurich), Europe (Spain), and Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) AWS regions.
Starting today, Amazon EC2 High Memory instances with 12TiB (u-12tb1.112xlarge) of memory are now available in South America (Sao Paulo) region. Customers can start using these new High Memory instances with On Demand and Savings Plan purchase options.