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Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google Assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week. They are working on a new digital assistant called the Bing Concierge Bot. The Bing assistant sounds as though it will function similarly to the Google assistant bot announced at this week’s Google I/O conference.
News of the Bing Concierge Bot originally came from a recent Microsoft job posting (now removed) that was spotted and excerpted by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. It seems Redmond is on the hunt for a software engineer to join the team that’s bringing the bot to life.
According to Microsoft’s job description, the Bing Concierge Bot is a will be able to communicate with the user over a variety of chat platforms, including Skype, Messenger, SMS, WhatsApp, and Telegram.