Microsoft latest to pursue Artificial Intelligence

Paul Wallbank The Australian April 5, 2016 12:00AM Save Print Despite chatbot Tay being hijacked, artificial intelligence is still the way of the future. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become the latest vendor battleground with Google, Amazon, IBM and most recently Microsoft boosting their efforts in the field. Last week at Microsoft’s Build Conference in San Francisco, the software giant unveiled the artificial intelligence features being built into Microsoft Office and Azure. Undeterred by its experimental chatbot Tay’s unfortunate introduction to human behaviour, which saw it hijacked by trolls, Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella used his keynote launch speech to lay out his “conversation as a platform” vision where users talk with computing devices rather than clicking, typing or swiping to run programs. Joining the fray in the artificial…


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