Microsoft has announced an update to its Launcher application, which brings the Microsoft interface to Android phones’ home screens. The update incorporates generative AI, allowing users to access Bing Chat directly from the Launcher’s search bar. Previously, users had to download and open the Bing app to start a conversation with Bing, but now they can simply swipe down to access the search functionality on the Launcher and tap the Bing Chat icon. This feature is particularly useful for those who frequently use the image search feature, as they can quickly open the Bing Chat search interface and upload an image for identification purposes. The update will also be available for Surface Duo devices. Users who do not want to wait for the official rollout can sign up for the latest beta version of Launcher, although Microsoft warns that testing versions may be unstable and that certain data on app usage will be collected and shared with the developer to improve the app. This integration of AI into Launcher demonstrates the growing influence of artificial intelligence in enhancing user experiences and improving functionality.