Microsoft Is Making Smart Plays in the Artificial Intelligence Space

What Investors Should Know about Microsoft’s Actions in China PART 6 OF 9 By Anne Shields  | Sep 1, 2016 1:00 pm EDT Understanding AI and cognitive computing So far in this series, we’ve discussed how Microsoft’s (MSFT) recent acquisition of Genee should provide a boost to the capabilities of its virtual personal assistant, Cortana. We’ve also discussed how Genee will likely enhance Microsoft’s Office capabilities, which are already expected to get a push from Microsoft’s LinkedIn (LNKD) acquisition. Deep learning, machine learning, and AI (artificial intelligence) have all taken the world by storm. If we look at how the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) revolution is moving today’s IT (information technology) scenario toward the digital and cloud space, the M&A (mergers and acquisitions) fever that has gripped the software space—and Microsoft,…


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