Microsoft showcases efforts with machine learning startups

One startup makes a website that connects high school students with the ideal college. Another operates a chatbot that can answer your simple medical questions. All have the resources of Microsoft backing them. Nine companies pitched onstage Thursday night at Showbox Sodo as part of Microsoft Accelerator’s third demo day in Seattle. The program selects between 10 and 15 companies twice a year to participate in a startup accelerator program that provides resources, Microsoft Azure credits, and — perhaps most compelling — introductions to Microsoft’s deep pool of customers. “We signed some customers and have ongoing conversations with many others thanks to Microsoft,” said Arturo Devesa, founder and CEO of MedWhat. Most Read Stories Texas teacher impregnated by student, 13, turns self in Seattle sports world reacts as Mariners explode…


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