August 26, 2016 | Microsoft Stake in Artificial Intelligence Leads The Way

Microsoft’s stake in artificial intelligence leads the way for serious business use – Artificial Intelligence assistant acquisition moves us one step closer to the workplace of the future, says  Stephen Ball, Senior VP Europe and Africa at Aspect Software This week, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Genee, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm that produces a ‘power’ scheduling personal assistant for Office 365. Stephen Ball suggests that the software giant’s buy-out of such technology is the start of a significant phase of serious business use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural-language processing. Marketed as a way to boost the productivity of users by reducing the time wasted managing a diary, Genee is said to support ‘intelligent experiences’ in the office. Although a small step in terms of the capability of…


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