Microsoft Bing Adds More Food & Drugs Entities To Its Snapshot Feature

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Bing drugs

Microsoft is continuing to enrich the Bing knowledge repository with the addition more new entity types. Recently they added 150 million doctors, lawyers and professionals to Snapshot on the Bing results page. Today they are taking it a step further with the addition of glance-able information on food and drugs.

Drugs

Who discovered aspirin? What are the risks associated with aspirin? What is the chemical formula? Now in a quick search you can explore more about a given drug directly within the Snapshot frame.

Food

How many calories are in a banana? How about Vitamin C and Magnesium? Similar to how you can consult the side of a box in the grocery aisle, Bing now showcases nutritional information for common foods directly in the Snapshot experience.
Bing Food
Source: Bing blog

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  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    Microsoft should work with Wikimedia and Wolfram Alpha to make Bing more competitive.

    • JamesSB

      Bing was one of the first to use Wolfram Alphas APIs, even before Google.