Machine learning front and centre of R&D for Microsoft and Google

Home » News & Analysis » Machine learning front and centre of R&D for Microsoft and Google Machine learning front and centre of R&D for Microsoft and Google June 17, 2016 Written by Jamie Davies Print Email Microsoft and Google have announced plans to expand their machine learning capabilities, through acquisition and new research offices respectively, reports Telecoms.com. Building on the ‘Conversation-as-a-Platform’ proposition put forward by CEO Satya Nadella at Build 2016, the Microsoft team has announced plans to acquire Wand Labs. The purchase will add weight to the ‘Conversation-as-a-Platform’ strategy, as well as supporting innovation ambitions for Bing intelligence. “Wand Labs’ technology and talent will strengthen our position in the emerging era of conversational intelligence, where we bring together the power of human language with advanced machine intelligence,” said David Ku, Corporate Vice…


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