More than 5000 computer scientists and engineers will work standardize artificial intelligence.

More than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers will work standardize artificial intelligence. Microsoft might be putting its phone hardware business on the backburner, but it’s going all in on artificial intelligence with a new division focused entirely on the emerging technology. Redmond’s new Artificial Intelligence team includes more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers who will work to standardize AI. It will become the company’s fourth major division alongside Windows, Office, and Cloud. Members of Microsoft Research, as well as the Information Platform Group, Bing and Cortana product groups, and the Ambient Computing and Robotics teams will join the AI division. Harry Shum, previously EVP of Technology and Research, will lead the team, which he said “will provide greater opportunity to accelerate our innovation in AI, and to enable Microsoft…


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