Microsoft has announced the release of its new AI-powered Bing chatbot to mobile and Skype. The new Bing also includes voice search which provides more versatility in how the user can deliver prompts and receive answers from the AI-powered chatbot. According to Microsoft; “In the spirit of learning and continuing to build new capabilities, we’re excited to share today the preview release of the new Bing and Edge mobile apps. We’re beginning to roll out the incredible capabilities of the new Bing and Edge on your smartphone.”
Functioning of AI-powered Bing Chatbot
With the mobile app, users can tap the Bing icon to start a chat session, where they can ask a variety of questions via text or with their voices and the answers will be displayed in bullet points or in a traditional text format. “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,” said Microsoft.
Microsoft has also announced AI-powered Bing for Skype where users can add the chatbot to the group which will provide helpful, real-time answers to all your questions. Moreover, the chatbot is fluent in more than 100 languages and capable of translating between them. “If your family is chatting about the next family reunion, you can simply ask Bing for suggestions on travel destinations, expected weather forecasts, and interesting events around your time of travel, and everyone in the chat will get access to the results,” reads an excerpt from the blog post.
Microsoft is Reversing the Limitations
The Bing chatbot had been in massive trouble for the past few weeks because it has shared some terrible recommendations and ideas with people. To control the situation, the tech giant restricted the number of questions people could ask Bing to five per chat session and 50 total queries per day. However, the company has now loosened up and allowed six questions per session and 60 questions a day, it has also promised to increase the limitations with time.
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