Microsoft has introduced a new feature on its search engine, Bing, to assist Muslim pilgrims during the current Hajj season. One of the notable updates includes the integration of precise prayer times into Bing’s search results.
The enhancement aims to enable users to conveniently access the accurate timings for their present location. Whether individuals are searching or asking Bing Chat for today’s prayer times, the chatbot should offer them the most up-to-date information.
As Hajj season begins, we want to share with you our updated prayer times answer in Bing. You can search or ask Bing Chat for today's prayer times and get accurate prayer times for your location. pic.twitter.com/ED9C4ZpscY
— Microsoft Bing Dev (@MSBing_Dev) June 26, 2023
To ask Bing Chat for prayer times during the Hajj season for your current location, you can follow these steps:
- Open the Bing Chat application or go to the Bing website (www.bing.com).
- Look for the chat or search box where you can enter your query.
- Type or speak your request in a clear and concise manner. For example, you can say or type: “Prayer times for [ enter your current location and date} during the Hajj season.”
- Press Enter or click on the search button to submit your query.
Bing Chat will process your request and provide you with the relevant information.
In addition to the aforementioned information, Bing Chat is currently implementing a new feature that analyzes option prices to determine the probability of future stock prices in the market. According to Mikhail Parakhin, an Executive at Microsoft Bing, this groundbreaking feature is being gradually introduced and is not offered by any existing free consumer tools.
He also highlighted on Twitter that the feature provides valuable insights into the uncertainty surrounding stock prices, particularly during earnings calls. As evidence, he shared a screenshot depicting the predicted section on the right side of the stock chart, where Bing Chat indicates whether it anticipates a rise or fall in the stock.
A new feature we're starting to flight: inferring the market's probability of future stock prices from option prices. This is not done by any free consumer tool yet, I think. Note how earnings calls increase uncertainty. pic.twitter.com/xqgumcHoPO
— Mikhail Parakhin (@MParakhin) June 27, 2023