Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Microsoft is giving Bing new AI smarts in the battle against Google

Reddit bans misogynist community as part of anti-violence crackdown Microsoft is giving Bing new AI smarts in the battle against Google
Derrick Tucker | 14 December, 2017, 14:44

The biggest changes enable Bing to be smarter about the information it chooses to display above search results in response to a query.

Microsoft's search engine will also get a deeper tie-in with internet gossip lounge Reddit.

At Microsoft's Everyday AI event Harry Shum, Executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group, announced that Cortana features would be coming to Microsoft Launcher, raising the prospect of the stand-alone app going away. New features include rich insights for Excel, an Acryonyms feature for Word, and touches of Cortana for the Outlook app on iOS.

Microsoft has bunged a load of AI-powered features into its software - from Azure and Office 365 to Bing and Cortana.

The updates for Microsoft's search engine will allow it to make better use of machine learning, object recognition and various other AI techniques.

As an example, Bing will now provide more than one reputable source to validate its answers so that users can have more confidence in their authenticity.

Microsoft is continuing to infuse more AI smarts into its Bing web search, Cortana digital assistant and Office 365 services.

Microsoft is giving Bing new AI smarts in the battle against Google

Though Google dominates search engine activity in the U.S., Microsoft still handles more than 20 percent of search queries in the U.S.

"If you use Bing or Google nowadays you recognize that more and more often you'll see direct answers on the top of search result pages", said, who leads Microsoft's 8,000-person research and AI division. For instance when users search for "Why won't my water boil?" they'll get expert comments made on Reddit from a chemist and a chef.

Another AI feature hitting Office 365 is a new tool called Acronyms in Microsoft Word.

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.

For Office 365 users, Microsoft is launching a preview of Insights in Excel, which can automatically seek out and highlight patterns that it detects. Acronyms will scan through documents and emails and provide definitions for terms that have previously been defined. This brings the power of Cortana's AI to the experience, helping Outlook send notifications, directions, and more based on current location, real-time traffic, and more. The demo showed the AI helper not only sorting emails, but summarizing the most important ones.

The three new features build on what Microsoft has already introduced this month, including the Whiteboard app for Windows 10.

Android Oreo 8.1 brings AR Stickers to Pixel 2 and Pixel phones
This feature is powered by Google machine learning, and it can recognise addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and more. With the Augmented Reality stickers, the user can add the available characters from the app into their photos and videos.

Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon
Is this a function you'd like to see in Google Maps? Other recent additions to Google Maps include the new video review feature. A transit feature is already present in Google Maps which relies on the public transport system in major cities of the world.

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans
Yates, who was signed after Watson was injured, threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns in his first game since November 16, 2015. Before the Texans' next offensive series, a team official held on to Savage's jersey and arm as he tried to go on to the field.

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