Microsoft Selects 10 Machine-Learning Startups for Fourth-Month Accelerator

(TNS) — SEATTLE — Microsoft is lending a hand to a set of startups working in the highly technical realm of machine learning. The company on Thursday said it had selected 10 startups out of 720 applicants to participate in a four-month accelerator in and around Seattle. Tech accelerators are designed to help new companies get off to a running start, offering guidance, networking and funding. Microsoft has gathered clusters of companies in Seattle since 2012, first in partnership with the Techstars accelerator organization, and later on its own. Hanan Lavy, the director of Microsoft’s Seattle accelerator, said each member of the current class of companies specializes in some component of machine learning, or the computer science behind algorithms that lets software spot patterns and react accordingly. The startups range…


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