Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

The deal would bring more AI chops to Microsoft IDG News Service Feb 2, 2016 5:15 PM Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.  The acquisition would be an interesting buy for Microsoft, which has been on a buying spree lately. SwiftKey brings a lot to the table — it’s a wildly popular replacement for both the stock iOS and Android keyboards, known for the artificial intelligence that recommends the next word users will type.  What’s interesting about a SwiftKey acquisition is that Microsoft already makes its own keyboard, and is in the process of bringing it to other platforms. The artificial intelligence behind SwiftKey’s keyboard may have something…


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