The update seems to be announced like ‘just another quick add on’, I hadn’t even heard of it from the Search team before via the internal communications (I work for Microsoft), but I think it’s quite interesting.
The update is related to image search, more specifically something that will help you find images containing faces, portraits or black&white images. Try these links to see them in action:
- without the new features – jimi hendrix
- with new face filtering on – jimi hendrix filter:face
- with new portrait filtering on – jimi hendrix filter:portrait
- with new black and white filtering on – jimi hendrix filter:bw
I did a few test myself on less known names (like my own, but you don’t want to see that) and results were still pretty good. Here’s a search on Ricky Gervais (filter:face). I wonder how they detect something like that.