Microsoft offers info on how Bing and Kinect team up on Xbox One

The Xbox One will have lots of content to access when it launches on Friday, and that includes not just games but movies, TV shows and music. Naturally, Microsoft's Bing search engine will be used to help find that content for the console. combined with the included Kinect hardware for voice searches.

The official Bing blog states that the search team has been working to develop what are called Deep Neural Networks to help make voice searching on the Xbox One more natural to the user. The blog states:

DNN is a technology that is inspired by the functioning of neurons in the human brain. In a similar way, DNN technology can detect patterns akin to the way biological systems recognize patterns allowing us to better understand natural language. With Xbox One, you can search using natural phrases.

An example of how that will work is shown in the video above, where Microsoft's Xbox Live programming head Larry Hryb asks the Xbox One to search for "popular sci-fi movies from the 90s." The Kinect voice sensor and the Bing search engine team up to create a list of movies that's available to view on the Xbox with those parameters. It will be interesting to see if those advancements will be put into searching on Bing with other products like Windows or Windows Phone.

Source: Microsoft

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