Microsoft Seeks to Stamp Out Buggy Software With AI

By Angus Loten Sep 26, 2016 5:51 pm ET Microsoft on Monday announced plans to provide users with a cloud-based bug detection tool powered by artificial intelligence, which seeks to eliminate vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other enterprise applications – avoiding the need for costly patches later on. Dubbed “Project Springfield,” the company, which showcased the tool at its annual technology conference in Atlanta, Ga., said it’s one of the “most sophisticated tools it has” for rooting out bugs in software. “Those are the bugs that hackers will try to use,” Microsoft Principal Researcher Patrice Godefroid said in a post Monday on the company’s site. Microsoft said it has used a key component of the tool since mid-2000, and is currently testing it with a pool of customers using software…


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