Microsoft Deepens AI Portfolio with Maluuba Buy

News Microsoft Deepens AI Portfolio with Maluuba Buy By Kurt Mackie January 13, 2017 Microsoft on Friday announced its agreement to acquire Maluuba, a Montreal-based startup that Microsoft says has one of the world’s most advanced natural language research labs. Founded in 2011, Maluuba will become part of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, which launched last fall. The AI research group brings together 5,000 engineers and computer scientists from Microsoft’s Bing, Cortana, information platform, and ambient computing and robotics groups. AI, machine learning and conversational computing have emerged as key priorities for Microsoft. A key pillar of its efforts has been the Windows digital assistant Cortana. But as Maluuba CTO and Co-Founder Kaheer Suleman said last year at a demonstration in New York (video here), today’s digital assistants are…


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