Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts

Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts By Afp Published: 20:49, 22 August 2016 | Updated: 20:49, 22 August 2016 Microsoft on Monday announced it bought a startup to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities, and rival Apple confirmed it has boosted its health focus with an acquisition of its own.Microsoft did not disclose financial terms of its deal to buy Genee, which specializes in using machine smarts to handle the time-sucking task of scheduling meetings.”Genee uses natural language processing and optimized decision-making algorithms so that interacting with a virtual assistant is just like interacting with a human one,” Outlook and Office 365 corporate vice president Rajesh Jha said in a blog post. The team that started Silicon Valley-based Genee in 2014 will join Microsoft and the existing service will…


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