Microsoft's brain makes Bing voice search results more accurate and twice as fast on WP8

Microsoft's brain makes Bing voice search results more accurate and twice as fast on WP8
We've heard plenty about Google's neural network (aka the Skynet Brain) that has been extremely helpful in making contextual search and voice recognition better with the aid of Ray Kurzweil. But, it should be no surprise that Microsoft has its own brain, or Deep Neural Networks (DNN), and it has just been used to make Bing voice search on Windows Phone 8 more accurate and twice as fast.

Microsoft credits the improvements to the Bing and Microsoft Research teams using Deep Neural Networks to make the voice recognition system much better, and be able to comb through Bing's search index. The idea is simple: the voice recognition processing is patterned after how the human brain works (as far as we know, because obviously neuroscience is still relatively limited). As a result, Microsoft says that voice search results on Bing in WP8 will be up to 15% more accurate and will return results twice as fast as before. 

Unfortunately, these improvements are only available to users in the U.S. Microsoft doesn't say why, but we'd assume it would have to do with the DNN making strides with the American English accent that haven't yet extended to other English dialects or non-English languages. 


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9 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Guy on the right looks like John Carter(Taylor kitsch)..

2. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

OMG, so even Microsoft has brains.......!!!!!!!!

3. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

So has this already taken effect, or will it at some time in the future?

4. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

what if a person outside the US who speaks English wants to use it it's more logical to make this language-specific, not country-specific it's really annoying me how everything it US only

8. papss unregistered

Oh stop... It's an American company.. That would be silly if it went for another region first.

5. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

"Bing it" doesn't quite sound as good as "Google it".

9. pinkpanzer

Posts: 11; Member since: May 27, 2013

"I googled ***" "I binged ***" Haven't used bing, so I don't have anything against it, but I agree they could have given it a slightly... better name?

6. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Soon will be better than Siri.

7. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Go bing!!!!

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