Microsoft launches a new innovation for their Bing search engine at the Tech50 event. The visual search which is now in Beta will allow users to find anthing from movies to products like cars and bags. The Microsoft Blog has a number of examples of how this will work. Here’s a brief quote from the blog:
We have taken this to heart with Bing’s new Visual Search feature announced today as a beta at TechCrunch50. Visual Search is a new way to formulate and refine your search queries through imagery, particularly for sets of results that tend to be more structured. We call these data groupings galleries. Simply go to www.bing.com/visualsearch and install Silverlight if you don’t have it already. What you’ll see is an amazing new visual search experience. Visual Search allows you to quickly scroll through the galleries or do a one-click refinement using the quick tabs on the left, which are specifically relevant to the type of results you are browsing through.