Microsoft merges Bing, Cortana, and Research to make 5000-strong AI division

reader comments 40 Share this story Microsoft wants to “democratize artificial intelligence” and bring AI to systems that everyone uses. So to reflect that desire, the company is shaking up its organization. The company is creating a new group, the AI and Research Group, by combining the existing Microsoft Research group with the Bing and Cortana product groups, along with the teams working on ambient computing (a world in which everything around us is computerized and connected and responsive to our presence), robotics, and the Information Platform Group (which covered both Bing advertising and natural user interfaces). Enlarge / Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group Microsoft Together, the new AI and Research Group will have some 5,000 engineers and computer scientists. It will be lead by 20-year Microsoft…


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