by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel
MY BING MOBILE APPS started showing me AI-assisted results two days after I joined the waitlist. I'm using Bing AI conversationally while using my voice to ask questions about local points of interest.
"Where is the nearest university UX course to me that can teach me how to produce high quality user interfaces?"
Even though I had my location enabled, Bing wanted me to go to Dublin. The search result probably reflects reality because the Clonmel Digital Campus, located four kilometers from where I asked the question, does not have a geodetic identity in the HEAD element of the CAO course pages on the TUS.ie website.
"Best coffee near me.
Bing recommended I head to Dublin in its first two answers. Then it recommended Esquire's coffee, located 500m from where I asked the question. Bing linked to TripAdvisor reviews which showed Esquires to be the third-best coffee location within 5km of my search query.
"Please recommend a TV antenna installer nearby."
Bing nailed this result by recommending Pat Lonergan, the nearest TV installer. Bing then offered information on Pat Lonergan, a tradesman with 30 years of aerial installation and repairs. Bing pointed to a Facebook page for Pat Lonergan and to a Facebook Group that talks about Saorview.
"What would you recommend that I do during St Patrick's Day in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland?
Bing searched for St Patrick's Day Events Tipperary 2023. Its highest visible events are Thurles for the parade, TIpperary Town for a family fun day, Nenagh Live and Spain AV, and a Paddy's Day Parade in Portlaoise.
I told Bing I wouldn't go to any of those places for Paddy's Day.
Bing said, "I see. Where do you have in mind? Dublin? Cork? Galway?"
I typed "Clonmel."
Bing told me that the St Patrick's Day Parade "will start at 3pm in Irishtown and feature parades, music, and street performers". Bing derived that information from iomst.ie and Facebook and TippFM.com.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches how Bing AI works as part of modules supporting creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.]