Today we announced new Intelligent Search features for Bing, powered by AI, to give you answers faster, give you more comprehensive and complete information, and enable you to interact more naturally with your search engine.
Bing now uses deep neural networks to validate answers by aggregating across multiple reputable sources, rather than just one, so you can feel more confident about the answer you’re getting.
Many times, you have to click into multiple sources to get a comprehensive answer for your question. Bing now saves you time by bringing together content from across multiple sources.
Of course, not every question has just one answer. Sometimes you might be looking for expert opinions, different perspectives or collective knowledge. If there are different authoritative perspectives on a topic, such as benefits vs drawbacks, Bing will aggregate the two viewpoints from reputable sources and intelligently surface them to you on the top of the page to save you time.
If there are multiple ways to answer a question, you’ll get a carousel of intelligent answers, saving you time searching from one blue link to another.
We’re also expanding our comparison answers beyond just products, so you can get a snapshot of the key differences between two items or topics in an easy-to-read table. Bing’s comparison answers understand entities, their aspects, and using machine reading comprehension, reads the web to save you time combing through numerous dense documents to find what you are looking for.
Bing also leverages technology built in Microsoft’s research labs to help make sense of numbers we increasingly encounter in the digital world. Bing translates this data into simple concepts so it’s easier to understand what data like the population of another country means.
Many of these answers are available today and others will be rolling out to users over the next week in the US with expansion to other markets over time.
Reddit on Bing:
- While already in Bing, when you search for a specific Reddit topic or subreddit, like “Reddit Aww”, Bing will surface a sneak peak of the topic with the top conversations for the day from Reddit.
- When searching for a general topic that is best answered with relevant Reddit conversations, Bing will surface a snippet of those conversations at the top of the page so you can easily get perspectives from the millions of Reddit users.
- Bing will be the place to go to search for Reddit AMAs, Q&As with celebrities and every day heroes hosted by the Reddit community. On Bing you can discover AMA schedules and see snapshots of AMAs that have already been completed. Simply search a person’s name to see their AMA snapshot or search for “Reddit AMAs” to see a carousel of popular AMAs.
More conversational search:
Intelligent image search:
We’re excited for you to try out all of Bing’s new Intelligent Search features and are committed to delivering even more features that will help to save you time and money in the future. To learn more about Intelligent Search visit our site here.
-The Bing Team
Source: Bing Blog Feed