Microsoft acquires deep learning AI startup Maluuba

By: Tech Desk | Published:January 14, 2017 12:03 pm Maluuba believes that human language is the holy grail in the field of AI Microsoft has acquired a Canadian startup called Maluuba, which focuses on deep learning for natural language understanding. Maluuba was founded by Sam Pasupalak and Kaheer Suleman from University of Waterloo. The vision of the company is to advance towards a more general AI by building ‘literate machines’ that can think, reason and communicate like humans. “Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems will help us advance our strategy to democratize AI and to make it accessible and valuable to everyone — consumers, businesses and developers,” said Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group in a blog post.…


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