Microsoft partners with Wolfram Alpha to boost Bing search


Microsoft partners with Wolfram Alpha to boost Bing search

Warwick Ashford

Microsoft is to introduce enhancements to its Bing search engine, including some that rely on "Google killer" mathematical modelling tool Wolfram Alpha.

The tool will give Bing the ability to do calculations, ranging from the very simple to the more complex.

These include finding what fruits contain more vitamins or working out body mass index, according to a Microsoft blog post.

"The improved nutrition and fitness results are just a few of the computational search results that our partnership with Wolfram Alpha will bring to Bing," the post said.

The partnership will also enable Bing to solve complex maths functions and to provide information about unique maths concepts.

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