Add location to the conversation with Bing Location Control

Bots often need the user to input a location to complete a task. For example, a Taxi bot requires the user’s pickup and destination addresses before requesting a ride. Similarly, a Pizza bot must know the user’s delivery address to submit the order, and so on. Normally, bot developers need to use a combination of…

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Bootstrap your bot with Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker

One of the basic requirements in writing a Bot service is to seed it with questions and answers. In many cases, the questions and answers already exist in content like FAQ URLs or documents. In this blog post we will discuss how bot makers can leverage the Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker to bootstrap their…

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Create Smart Bots with QnA Maker and Bing Location Control

Today two new offerings, QnA Maker and Bing Location Control, were announced on the Bot Framework Blog. Both are designed to make it easier for you to create smart bots. Brought to you by the same engineers that develop Bing, QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and web-based service that trains AI to respond…

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APIs for Developers Series – Bing Search APIs

Bing Search APIs (including Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, News Search as one collection) give developers the ability to bring the knowledge and intelligence of web search right into their experiences, and intelligence is always at the forefront of our conversations with partners. Read the full post on the Search Quality Insights blog. Also, check…

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Bing APIs Developer Event – Bring intelligence to your apps – December 5 (Microsoft, London)

You don’t have to have data scientists and a huge budget to add intelligence to your own apps to make them smarter and more engaging – and it’s as useful as for traditional applications as it is for bots, voice-driven services and ambitious attempts to solve cancer. Artificial Intelligence is something any developer can use,…

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Bing helps developers connect more naturally with people

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to our ambitions as a company. Through this intelligence, we want to empower everyone to achieve more. Central to that mission is leveraging the knowledge of Bing and the services that Bing has created to make knowledge accessible and usable by all. In this first post on how Bing technology is…


Bot Framework samples using Bing and Cognitive Services APIs now available

New bot samples leveraging Bing and Cognitive Services APIs are now available in the Bot Framework samples github repository. The samples showcase how bot developers can leverage the capabilities of our APIs in the areas of computer vision, speech, and image search to build smarter conversational experiences. The samples are available in C# and Node.js….


How Cardinal Blue Software and WildWorld use Bing APIs to create search experiences that delight consumers

App companies Cardinal Blue Software and WildWorld are using Bing APIs, now part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, to create innovative consumer experiences that delight and help secure a competitive advantage. Read the customer stories below to find out how the Bing APIs factor into their success. Cardinal Blue Software Cardinal Blue Software, with offices in…

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New Bing APIs now available for purchase

Starting July 1, the new Bing Search API portfolio is available for purchase as a Microsoft Azure Marketplace offering. The next version of Bing Search APIs are Cognitive Services – using  the same core Bing platform and features that hundreds of millions of monthly users rely on for search across Bing, Cortana, Office, and trusted external…

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