Microsoft buys AI firm SwiftKey for 0 million: Predictive technology could help make its Cortana …

The London-based duo behind the start-up are set to make $30m eachSwiftKey launched its predictive auto-correct keyboard on Android in 2010It migrated to iOS in 2014, and has more than 300 million users worldwideMicrosoft has an interest in the firm’s AI research into neural networksBy Ryan O’Hare for MailOnline Published: 10:32, 3 February 2016 | Updated: 10:45, 3 February 2016 Microsoft has officially acquired the makers of predictive keyboard mobile app SwiftKey.The London-based start-up behind the app has been brought into the Microsoft fold in a deal worth an estimated $250 million (£174m).Microsoft is believed to have a keen interest in the firm’s artificial intelligence research, including its recently launched Neural Alpha app, which could make its Cortana assistant more accurate.Scroll down for video  The London-based start-up behind the SwiftKey…


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