The new AI-powered Bing and Microsoft Edge has come a long way in the past month. A lot has been said about this new technology in the press and although I’ve stayed out of it until now, it isn’t because I don’t like the tech. There is just so much to say about this topic that I think it deserves a long post of it’s own (or maybe a YouTube video). Anyway, today Microsoft announced that the new AI Powered Bing will come to mobile experiences. Microsoft said that 64% of searches occur on phones this is an important area to cover. You’ll need to sign up for the new Bing and use the new Bing app on Android or iOS.

Voice Enabled

This new Bing app includes the ability to use your voice to ask questions. This is one of the most requested features from the community and is available on both mobile and desktop. Of course you still have a choice of how your responses come, bullet points, text, or simplified responses.


If you still use Skype, and it seems 36 million people do, all you need to do is @Bing a question and Bing will pop into your conversation and answer. This chat bot is also fluent in over a 100 languages and can translate between them for your convenience.


The example that Microsoft seems to point to all the time is a variation on the case were you are in a strange place and need travel tips. Either food recommendations or touristy attractions they always look at that example and it seems to be getting a little old. Maybe that’s all this is good for. I’ve used it several times and it always comes across with decent answers. But what do you think? Let me know on Twitter, or Mastodon.