Microsoft acquires Wand Labs to boost chatbots, intelligence programs

Microsoft seems to be on an acquiring spree as the company on Friday said that it had acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. “This acquisition accelerates our vision and strategy for ‘Conversation as a Platform’, which Satya Nadella introduced at our Build 2016 conference in March,” David Ku, corporate vice president at Information platform group divison at Mircosoft, said. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, who was on a India visit recently, had said his company was trying to teach computers the human language to make computing faster by using artificial intelligence assistants such as Cortana, a programme that runs on most Windows devices and gets tasks done by speech recognition. “We are going to bring in bots which will result in democratisation for developers who would look at reinventing apps…


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