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Bing Could Get a Bot

Monday May 23rd 2016 by Developer.com Staff

All the big technology companies are getting into the bot game.

Facebook and Google have recently made announcements related to bots, and now it appears that Microsoft could be developing a bot for its Bing search engine. Last week, the company briefly posted a job opening for a software engineer to work on a bot called Bing Concierge.

The posting, which has since been taken down, said, "In Bing Concierge Bot, we are building a highly intelligent productivity agent that communicates with the user over a conversation platform, such as Skype, Messenger, SMS, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc." It added, "The agent does what a human assistant would do: it runs errands on behalf of the user, by automatically completing tasks for the user."

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