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Microsoft Shows Off Coming Improvements To Bing App’s Voice Search
Microsoft has shared video of what was a confidential, employee-only demonstration of new voice search capabilities in its Bing app for Windows Phones.
The demo, reported by MSFTKitchen, shows a substantially faster and more accurate voice search experience that also performs better in noisy situations.
In the demo, Bing’s new voice search system appears to respond about twice as fast as the existing system. The speed improvement gives Bing the ability to show search results while the user is still saying the search query.
The Microsoft employee giving the demo says that the new system uses a faster backend that’s already being deployed for existing users, so some may already be saying better response times in voice search.
The video doesn’t make it clear if these improvements will extend to Bing app users on Android and iOS devices, or just on Windows phones.