- Microsoft claims that Bing will show three different iterations of the same chatbot-generated response to mobile users.
- Thanks to a new feature, users will be able to communicate with Bing’s built-in chatbot using voice commands.
The new Bing chatbot with Artificial Intelligence (AI) will now accept voice commands and be accessible on mobile devices, as declared by Microsoft Corp.
The software behemoth made the announcement recently, along with several other updates to its AI-focused products. The company’s Edge browser, Bing, and Skype have been updated.
Microsoft unveiled an AI chatbot for Bing at a product event that can respond to user questions in natural language. OpenAI LLC created the neural network on which it is based. Microsoft is adding the chatbot to the Bing apps for iOS and Android as part of the product updates that were recently announced.
Microsoft claims that Bing will show three different iterations of the same chatbot-generated response to mobile users. The chatbot’s standard response, a simplified version, or a list of bullet points can all be displayed by Bing. It offers the ability to translate between more than 100 different languages and supports them all.
Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of modern life, search, and devices at Microsoft, stated in his blog, “Available on iOS and Android today, the Bing mobile app offers a fresh look and experience. Tapping the Bing icon at the bottom will invoke a chat session, where you can engage in all the same ways you can from the desktop. Ask simple or complex questions and receive answers and citations.”
Microsoft also unveiled a new version of Edge with AI features at the most recent product event, where the Bing chatbot debuted. The sidebar for the features is located in the browser’s interface. Edge allows users to generate new text, summarize web pages, and answer questions about them.
Edge’s new AI features are now available on mobile devices and the desktop version. The Edge search engine can respond to user queries in various formats like Bing. The browser’s default response, a condensed version of the response, or bullet points are all options available to users.
Along with two other AI updates, Microsoft also unveiled the new mobile versions of Bing and Edge recently. Thanks to a new feature, users will be able to communicate with Bing’s built-in chatbot using voice commands. Additionally, Microsoft is launching a new integration in Skype that will make the chatbot accessible from the search engine.
Through an invite-only preview program, Bing’s conversational search features and the new capabilities that were described recently are accessible. More than a million users are reportedly taking part in the program, according to Microsoft. The company intends to open up the features to more users in the upcoming weeks.
Google LLC runs a similar early access program for its rival Bard chatbot. The company’s search engine includes Bard, which can produce natural language answers to challenging user inquiries. The chatbot is built on LaMDA, a neural network that Google developed in-house and first described in 2021.