Microsoft has announced the addition of “AI-generated stories” to its Bing search engine for some user searches.
These stories are designed to provide users with “bite-sized information through text, images, video, and audio” in a format similar to social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat.
The stories will be available to all Bing users in multiple languages including English, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Arabic.
In addition to the AI-generated stories, Microsoft is also upgrading its ‘Knowledge Cards’ which appear on the right-hand side of the Bing search results page.
These cards are designed to help users explore topics of interest with facts, image-based timelines, polls, actions, and related topics.
The company claims to have expanded the richness and breadth of knowledge cards supported by Bing using generative AI.
Furthermore, Microsoft is addressing known issues with Bing chat.
It is making it easier for users to copy chat text from the Bing mobile app on iOS and improving voice detection in the Bing mobile app so messages aren’t sent before users are done speaking.
The company is also fixing cases where Bing search queries would inadvertently trigger a chat with the same query when users scroll up.