Bing Update: Text-to-Speech, Intelligent Answers, Visual Search
The NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference was held on 20 March 2019, and Bing Update various features including intelligent answers system, text-to-speech capabilities and visual search engine. All these features help you to quickly find what you’re looking for, powered by Azure virtual machines that are running on NVIDIA GPUs and optimized with NVIDIA CUDA-X AI software libraries.
The new updated Bing App is able to change text to speech, which means Bing can give answers according to your queries with voice that’s nearly indistinguishable from a human’s. Bing said that ‘this advance text to speech feature is breakthrough for deep neural networks’ and gives credit to NVIDIA GPUs higher processing power unit to make this happen.
Bing also said that – this app also supports speech as an input, means you can easily speak to your mobile devices and Bing text-to-speech app will convert your spoken words into text format and search that query for you. You just need to press the microphone button on the app homepage, speak your question, and you’ll get search results.
Bing said that intelligent answers will provide more “comprehensive, summarized information aggregated across several sources in response to certain queries”. Bing said they are upgrading their deep learning models with AI technology so they are able to “provide answers for harder questions than ever before.”
The intelligent answers requires a lot of processing power, so Bing is introducing recent advancements in GPU technology that help to process entire web pages much faster and more efficiently than traditional models powered by CPUs. Bing gave a good example, instead of the relatively simple answer to ‘what is the capital of Bangladesh’, Bing can now provide answers to more complex questions, such as ‘what are different types of lighting for a living room’, quicker than before.
Bing added the ability to search using an image, although I though Bing had that before. Bing’s example, if you see an image of an accent light you like, Bing can show visually-similar decor and even show purchase options at different price points if the item is available online. To save you time, visual search also automatically detects and places clickable hotspots over important objects you may want to search for next.
Bing added that visual search allows you to search using an image. For example, if you see an image of an accent light you like, Bing can show visually-similar decor and even show purchase options at different price points – if the item is available for sale online. To save you time, visual search also automatically detects and places clickable hotspots over important objects you may want to search for next.
Furthermore, Bing said “our advanced visual search capabilities such as object detection are quick and automatic using NVIDIA GPUs for inferencing, which have yielded dramatic processing efficiency compared to CPU-powered inference, hence unlocking this scenario for our customers”.