Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight specific results

Now technology can help us with the nice things in life like that book said

The software giant talked about the updates at a special Artificial Intelligence focused event in San Francisco, where it also announced collaboration with Reddit.

Additional Office 365 features include figuring out what acronyms mean in Word documents by searching through emails and other documents, and being able to look through other Office files without leaving your current document. It works by providing users with another skill that is linked to the Cortana action that you have prompted. Developers on Azure, with these two new features, will now have extended capabilities to build models that detect when users have interactions with bots.

Calling out some of these behind-the-scenes upgrades helps Microsoft demonstrate its unique attributes, and thus relevance, among the competing AI-based platforms of Amazon, Apple, and Google.

Microsoft is also trying to position itself as an innovator and showcase itself as more than being just the second-opted search engine, the most preferred being Google.

Cortana will be able to sort emails based on importance and summarize the most important ones, then provide an update during a commute. Microsoft says its search engine will now provide users with comprehensive and complete information on their search queries, thanks to its new AI-powered Intelligent Search features.

Next up, Word is getting a new feature called Acronyms.

Google Home Max is now available for $399 at select retailers
The Echo Dot competitor hit the market immediately, and the Home Max was given the decidedly more nebulous date of December. If you have any queries or questions to ask or have any feedbacks to share, kindly let us know in the comments section.

Microsoft has also landed its first partnership to integrate Cortana into a third-party Android launcher.

Using machine learning, Office Insights in Excel will automatically analyze the spreadsheet's data, highlight any trends or outliers it detects and create visuals like pivot tables and trend charts. The CM Launcher with Cortana integration is now available in beta. The preview will be opened up to Office insiders this month.

Microsoft is also expanding its AI-powered tools in Outlook with the introduction of its digital assistant into the mobile app with its new "time to leave" functionality. Now the app will send a notification which includes directions before appointments that will take driving conditions and real-time traffic information into account.

Outlook will notify you when it's time to leave for your next event.

Microsoft also plans to push what it calls 'skills chaining, ' where if Cortana is used to book tickets to an event, the assistant will encourage you to add it to your Calendar, too. Intelligent search will also be coming to OneDrive and Sharepoint for Office 365 commercial subscribers by the end of December, allowing for a user to automatically extract searchable text from images. From document translation to intelligent threat detection, AI is already enhancing the productivity experience of over 120 million commercial Office 365 users.

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