In order to deliver answer faster, last year Microsoft introduced an intelligent answer feature for Bing. This feature is powered by Artifical Intelligence. This intelligent answer gives more comprehensive and accurate information and enables users to interact more naturally with the search result.
Now, Microsoft is taking one step further in this technology. Microsoft is expanding the coverage of intelligent answers by showing various other sources that also verify the same information. In order to bring more confidentiality Microsoft will showcase up to 5 different websites that support the answer. However, as of now, this experience is only available for the US and UK. You can check out below image for more information.
Microsoft also implementing the hotel booking feature in the Bing. Whenever, a user searches for hotels for the desired location and clicking on one of the options you will see various information about the hotel, such as price from different websites, user rating, availability by date, amenities and more. For the obvious reason, Microsoft collects these data from various popular third-party websites such as Expedia, Tripadvisor and more. Again this feature is only available for the user who lives in US and UK.
Apart from the above-mentioned changes, Microsoft is also improving the weather experience. Along with the usual forecast information, you will see a live radar map of the city you are interested in. In addition, now Bing also provides information on nearby cities’ forecasts which includes average temperature, rainfall, snowfall etc.
Microsoft is working very actively to bring more and more productive features to Bing. Microsoft’s search engine is quite popular and it has received significant growth in the past few years with reports claiming that 20% of “all searches” in the US were from Bing.
The popularity of Microsoft apps on Android and iOS device and significant growth of Windows 10 are one of the key reasons behind it. Do you use Bing? Let us know in the comments below.