Leveraging Bing Chat as a development tool

Even though in their infancy, ChatGPT, Copilot & OPT are already impressive tools. The impact on how we work will be significant and, although expertise will still be critical, people who leverage AI will have an edge over people who don’t.

I started increasingly using Bing Chat (which uses GPT-4 behind the scenes) to parse Apple documentation and help finding solutions when stuck… And it’s been quite helpful.

I now treat Bing Chat, the same I would Stack Overflow or Web Search. Here’s an example on something it helped me on today:

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Clearly not perfect, but it led me in the right direction & helped me identify what I needed:

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And voila!

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Definitely recommend using it as part of your workflow. Btw Microsoft wants you to use Edge to use Bing Chat – but you can just enable Dev. Mode in Safari and set the “User Agent” to Edge. 

Interesting times we’re living in! Excited about the future. 

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