Microsoft has announced a big update of the Bing chatbot. He learned how to add videos and pictures to answers, book tables in a restaurant, and also "remember" the history of correspondence. Moreover, everyone can now try out some of these functions, given that the bot has moved to the stage of public access and now does not require spending weeks on the waiting list.
The main innovation was the ability to perform actions directly in the chat without going to other sites. If the user asked to find a restaurant, Bing can check if there are places for the right time and book a table — and all this without leaving the correspondence with the chatbot.
This also works in the Edge browser. If you ask Bing AI to turn on a specific movie, it will find which service it is available in, open the link and start playback. However, Microsoft has not yet disclosed which services these functions will work with. At the demonstration, OpenTable was used to book a table, and Apple TV was used to watch a movie.
Interaction with Edge has also been expanded at the link level. If the user clicks on the link offered by the bot, the chat will move to the sidebar so that you can view the information and continue to communicate with Bing in parallel.
Also, the chatbot will be able to offer more understandable answers, using graphics, pictures and text formatting to make the information easier to perceive. In the future, the chatbot can be asked to show photos or videos with specific objects, animals or places.
Bing Image Creator image Generator now supports more than 100 languages, allowing you to create images by text request directly in the chat.
Another important innovation is the conversation history. You can view it yourself, or ask to find the necessary correspondence through Bing itself. It is also planned to add the ability to export correspondence and share it in social networks.
So far, many of these features are only being tested and will be available to users in the coming months. Meanwhile, Bing is still not available in all countries — and users from Russia have not been lucky yet.