Microsoft Creates AI and Research Group

The company combines several research and artificial intelligence units, creating the new Microsoft AI and Research Group. Microsoft is consolidating several of its research and artificial intelligence divisions into the Microsoft AI and Research Group, the Redmond, Wash., software giant announced Sept. 29.The new division consolidates many of Microsoft’s research organizations and its AI workforce, an estimated 5,000 computer scientists and engineers. The unit encompasses the New Experiences and Technologies (NExT) organization and AI product engineering, along with the company’s basic and applied research labs, Microsoft said.”We live in a time when digital technology is transforming our lives, businesses and the world, but also generating an exponential growth in data and information,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a Sept. 29 announcement. “At Microsoft, we are focused on empowering…


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