Artificial Intelligence is the most burning topic today. It is transforming industries and changing how data is managed, interpreted and, most importantly, used to solve real problems for people and businesses faster than ever.
Recently, Microsoft announced real-time and Intelligent search on Bing search engine that is powered by Intel FPGA (field programmable gate array) technology which is powering some of the world’s most advanced AI platforms. With the help of this technology, Bing Intelligent Search will provide answers instead of web pages, and enable a system that understands words and the meaning behind them, the context and intent of a search.
In an answer to How are FPGAs works for Intelligent Search, Reynette Au, vice president of marketing in the Programmable Solutions Group at Intel Corporation wrote that “ Intel FPGAs power the technology that allows Bing to quickly process millions of articles across the web to get you contextual answers. Using machine learning and reading comprehension, Bing will now rapidly provide intelligent answers that help users find what they’re looking for faster, instead of a list of links for the users to manually check. Now you can check it out on your own for lots of types of questions, such as “Is coffee good for you?” or “What are the mental health benefits of yoga?” that generate multiple perspectives. Or even ask “How many calories are in a hot dog?” and Bing will share the calories and the number of minutes running required to burn the calories ingested.”
With the help of these updates, Bing has updated the way search engines answers questions or multiple ways of answering a question and it provides more opportunities to search within an image.
For example, if you are searching for a medical question. Bing gives an answer, but there are some terms in the answer that user is familiar with. You Just need to hover over to get the definition without leaving the page.
Another new feature is intelligent image search, which allows you to search within an image to find similar images and products. With intelligent image search, users can manually select the desired object by manually cropping around them if they’d like, but our built-in object detection feature makes this easier by identifying these objects and highlighting them with clickable hotspots so all you have to do is click to get matching results.
Microsoft and Intel have a decades-long collaboration to maximize the performance and capabilities of data center infrastructure across a wide range of use cases and this is the example of a great collaboration between two companies.