Silicon Valley titans drawn to Britain’s AI talent pool

Microsoft’s purchase of London-based Swiftkey is latest start-up to be snapped up by a US group ©PA Swiftkey’s technology is used to help astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who has motor neurone’s disease, write and talk The UK’s strength in artificial intelligence is producing leading start-ups that are increasingly attracting the attention of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies. Microsoft said on Wednesday it had acquired Swiftkey, the London-based maker of a predictive keyboard installed on hundreds of millions of smartphones that is powered by artificial intelligence, in a deal worth $250m. More On this topic IN Technology The company, which produces a technology that helps the astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, speak and write, is the latest British AI start-up to be snapped up by a US group. In 2014, Google paid £400m for DeepMind,…


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