Microsoft Buys AI Company Capable of Outperforming Google and Facebook

It’s just been announced this morning that Microsoft has bought over Maluuba, a startup from Toronto that focuses on utilising deep learning technology for natural language processing. The term deep learning is an approach to artificial intelligence that is deemed by the tech industry to be have driven incredible gains in the field over the last five years. Microsoft stated in the blog post when it announced the purchase that “We’ve recently set new milestones for speech and image recognition using deep learning techniques, and with this acquisition we are, as Wayne Gretzky would say, skating to where the puck will be next — machine reading and writing.” In the summer of 2016, the startup shared with The Verge the results it received from its AI system that could read and…


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