Microsoft adds more AI-powered updates to Bing, Cortana, Office 365


The front page of the internet is coming to Bing with a new push for AI-powered search features. So, if you ask a question about whether some type of food or drink is healthy for you, and there isn't a clear-cut answer, then Microsoft's search engine will present these opposing views.

Troubled with the menace of fake news which gets delivered when algorithms are manipulated by purveyors of misleading news, Microsoft and its tech-company rivals have been extending their endeavor to be purveyors of good information- either by using efficient algorithms or onboarding more human moderators.

A new search feature called "Bing for Business", which puts items from your company's intranet, such as org charts and information from employee manuals, at the top of results.

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Best of all, Bing has launched their suite of Reddit-tailored results across platforms, so whether you're on your phone wondering what the best free online certificates are that will look good on your resume or on desktop looking for a community devoted to baby elephant gifs, Bing users will have access to the most relevant Reddit content right at their fingertips.

Intelligent and Conversational Search are pretty much just focused on ensuring that Microsoft stays competitive with Google in integrating machine learning-leveraged insights into search interpretations. One interesting use of AI as it relates to Bing is getting different perspective on certain topics.

Intelligent Image Search is a pretty interesting evolution, allowing users to dive into searches so that you cannot only find a photo of a celebrity but you can find more images of a piece of jewelry they are wearing.

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The AI research aims to provide better nuance to search query answers. This works by just tapping a "search within image" button and it assumes what you're looking for; it's not flawless, but it's better than I thought it would be. The announcement was made at San Francisco by CEO Alexis Ohanian confirming the partnership with both Microsoft and Bing.

If you type in "reddit" and the name of a Reddit community, like "aww" or "data is attractive", the relevant subreddits will show up in a dedicated results section. And when users query a question or topic that can be answered by relevant Reddit conversations, they'll now see those results. Microsoft says this new service can, "automatically highlights patterns it detects, which makes it easier for everyone to explore and analyze their data".

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