Microsoft has a shot at inventing the future with its artificial intelligence efforts

Microsoft has a shot at inventing the future before its other, buzzier rivals — like Google, Amazon, or Apple — do, thanks to the company’s investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning research. That’s right: After years of missteps (think Windows Phone or Windows 8), company feuds, and being sidelined behind Apple, Google, and everyone else, Microsoft may actually be about to come out on top. –> ]]> Nothing is certain, of course, and Microsoft may still screw this one up, but right now the company is in a good place to get ahead, invent, and put itself in the next chapter of computing. Artificial intelligence (abbreviated to AI) and machine learning are, according to people who should know, the next phase of computing. Google has thousands of employees working on…


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