Microsoft has been leading in Artificial Intelligence with heavy investment into OpenAI ChatGPT. This year, the company released Bing AI in Public Beta. Microsoft already has a mathematical algorithm to help solve math in Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Office. Now, the company is adding another ability to Bing AI ChatBot with support for LaTeX. This will help Bing to type mathematical formulas in LaTeX syntax and will be automatically formatted correctly.
This will help many students and researchers who need to communicate mathematical concepts in chats.

Microsoft has added LaTeX support, which is now available in Bing Chat, to help with mathematics by providing perfect formatting for mathematical formulas.

You can use Bing Chat like this: \begin{equation} a^2 + b^2 = c^2 \end{equation} It will be automatically formatted to $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$, or if you write $E=mc^2$, it will output as E=mc^2. Mathematical formulas in LaTeX syntax will be formatted correctly from now on Bing Chat.

Bing Chat’s support for LaTeX makes it more powerful for students and researchers

This is quite a powerful markup language that Microsoft will now use on Bing to offer so that students and researchers can create mathematical documents. It is among the most widely accepted and used in academia and research. The benefits of using LaTeX in Bing Chat will make it easier to read and understand; also, allowing consistency in appearance means it will be more portable and can be used in other documents.

This is surely a significant improvement and a sign that Microsoft is committed to improving Bing Chat. However, it is still under development, and Microsoft will continue improving on this by adding new features and improvements to Bing Chat. Director of Bing Search, Jordin Ribas, announced this functionality, confirming that it is available for everyone using Bing Chat.

Microsoft’s Bing is continuously improving, and it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact and study online.

LaTeX is a document-preparing system based on TeX, which was developed by Donald Knuth. LaTeX is a powerful tool used to create high-quality documents with a consistent appearance, making it quite versatile and can be used in various document types, including articles, books, and presentations.

As it always formats in the same way regardless of the operating system, and even on shared documents, it will have the same accuracy and consistency, giving more control over the appearance of documents and the flexibility to adjust the font, size, colour, and another layout of the documents. It is also quite portable as you can convert your documents into other formats like PDF and HTML or publish them online.

Microsoft has officially announced this new feature where Bing Chat will allow users to type mathematical formulas in LaTeX syntax and have them automatically formatted correctly. This feature was introduced after user feedback that Bing Chat was not as good at math formatting as other AI ChatBots like Google Bard. The company has also improved the speed and accuracy of Microsoft Bing.