Microsoft swallows up AI language biz Maluuba

Aiming for ‘literate machines that can think, reason and communicate like humans’ Microsoft reckons it can advance its efforts in conversational AI by today acquiring Maluuba – a Canadian machine-learning startup trying to “solve artificial general intelligence” through language. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed. Founded in 2011 by CEO Sam Pasupalak and CTO Kaheer Suleman, who were classmates at the University of Waterloo, Canada, Maluuba has grown from a small startup to a fully established deep learning laboratory in Montreal. Maluuba has built voice-powered virtual assistants for various Android platforms and smart appliances. It made headlines last year when it showed its deep learning algorithms could answer simple questions from small chunks of text from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Youtube Video It’s a good move…


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