This robot keyboard will catapult Microsoft into the artificial intelligence race

The humble keyboard hasn’t changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical – save for the new emoji keys we’ve grown accustomed to punching into a text message or tweet. But for years now, scientists have been trying to crack the code behind natural language, a surprisingly difficult “technology” that, if only we could teach computers to use it, would transform how we interact with our devices. And now Microsoft appears to be investing heavily in that future, as well. The software company is buying the British start-up Swiftkey for $250 million. If you’re unfamiliar, Swiftkey is the maker of an intensely popular keyboard app that offers up the next word it…


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