Salesforce Joins Race for Artificially Intelligent Business Software

ENLARGE Alex Dayon, president and chief-product officer at Salesforce, said the company spent about $700 million in the past three years to buy ‘the best AI teams and data scientists in the industry.’ Photo: Eric Millette/Salesforce By Rachael King Sept. 18, 2016 7:39 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Salesforce.com Inc. CRM -0.95 % said it would embed artificial intelligence technology into its software for salespeople, making it the latest in a gaggle of companies racing to enhance workplace tools with human-like abilities. The company will demonstrate the new software at its annual user conference next month in San Francisco. Called Einstein, the new offering is a set of online AI services designed to automate tasks, predict behavior and spotlight relevant information. Einstein is the latest in a long line of AI…


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