Machine Learning, Bing and Cortana
I am using a Nokia WP8 phone and I am in the Philippines. Since we all know that bing powers WP, I was pleasantly surprised and was thrilled to find out that - as discussed and described in the article - Bing is really a machine learning platform. Iwould like to share a good example.
I have used several Android smartphones and have never been happy or satisfied with how their predictive text input works whether you are searching or send SMS/text message, email or creating a document. Most of the time, I immediately turn it off. Lately, I again tried using the predictive text input since my boss is using a Lenovo smartphone and I can tell there is a big difference in the words that the 2 platform suggests for input.
Whenever I send a text message, I usually do it in the local language (Filipino) and the first few times that i did this on my Lumia, I totally ignored the suggestions but then by my 5th text message, i began to notice that Bing is now suggesting Filipino words together with the tradional english words. Now, that is really smart - for Bing to be able to predict what Filipino word I want to put into my message is really something I boasted to my friends and officemate about it almost to the point of drooling saliva. I was ecstatic to say the least. I acknowledge that Bing really learns and in a big way. Right now, whenever i need to type, Bing can actually predict instantaneously whether i plan to use Filipino or English words for my text message or documents.