Microsoft Launches Hummingbird: An AI Powered News App For Android

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Microsoft Hummingbird News App

Microsoft has launched its AI-based news application Hummingbird for Android devices. The news app will be powered by artificial intelligence and search technology to curate the news from the topics that you like and from the users’ favorite sources.

What makes Hummingbird news app different from the Windows maker company’s already running Microsoft News app is that the latest app relies only on AI and search technology to display news. The old MSN News app uses human editors and curators in addition to AI for it.

Hummingbird is in direct competition with Google News and Apple News that are popular in the US and other countries. The app is available in 28 languages and has been released only in the US for now.

The app eventually picks up from your news reading habit to identify the topics that you would like to read about and your most preferred sources to display news accordingly. You can log in to the app with your Microsoft account or LinkedIn account.

News articles on the app have a hamburger icon that has options to save, dislike, share and add the news article to the list of the articles you want to read later.

Residents of the US can download the Hummingbird app from the Play Store by visiting this link. If you’re not in the US, you can still try the app from APK Mirror.

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Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.

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