Bing newly launched a Text-to-Speech for Search Results
Bing launched a number of new searches features this week involving text-to-speech, extended intelligent answers, and enhanced visual search.
Bing’s mobile app can now read the text in a voice that’s said to be indistinguishable from a human’s. So Bing can speak search results back to users in natural-sounding language.
Bing says its text-to-speech AI has been developed to clearly articulate words with human-like intonation.
Bing sometimes answers queries with ‘intelligent answers,’ which contain multiple pieces of information pulled from different sources.
As a result of advancements in processing power, Bing is now able to provide intelligent answers for harder questions.
Bing’s visual search allows users to search using an image. It has been upgraded with the ability to ability to quickly see multiple objects auto-detected within an image.
So a user uploads an image, then Bing scans it and automatically detects the objects within the image. Lastly, Bing conducts searches for visual matches.
In the search results, Bing places clickable hotspots over objects in an image, which users can click on to learn more about.