Microsoft acquires Machine Intelligence Startups
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Microsoft,the tech giant acquires Machine intelligence startups. Tech giants are improving day by day to prepare for the next generation of technology by acquiring machine intelligence startups. Machine Intelligence is Artificial Intelligence. lets discuss what exactly AI is ?
AI can be defined as “Capability of a Machine to imitate Intelligent Human Behavior”
Anything from finding the shortest distance from X to Y to finding the desired file/document from the bulk of files can be treated as AI. There are two types of AI. WEAK AI,which is specific intelligence & other one is STRONG AI, which is general intelligence.
Weak AI is a program that’s very good at one specific task. For example IBM’s Deep Blue,the well-known chess playing computer,which is extremely good at chess but worthless for other tasks. Remember Weak AI is only Weak in name. the name weak is given due to their limited scope.
In contrast to weak,Strong AI is a program that’s good at any task. Strong AI is Hypothetical. It has bundles of capabilities. Its possibilities of doing the work is unbelievable. It helps companies to take more smart and accurate decisions.
The change in upcoming generation is higher with the help of AI. Bi-logical generations took years whereas Technological generations could take fractions of seconds! A Monkey couldn’t know that it would be more beneficial to walk on two legs to survive better. In contrast, an AI knows the problem & resolves it purposefully.with the help of AI every next generation would be faster & smarter than ever before!
Recently, Microsoft corporation acquired Genee. Genee is an AI-powered service that simplifies the time consuming tasks. It uses natural language processing & smarter decision making algorithms. Interacting with Genee is just like interacting with a human.
Suppose a Business owner needs to schedule a meeting with a client. An email is sent to the client, but Genee works in the background & will manage the process by emailing client on the user’s behalf & find appropriate option that fits in the both person’s schedule & preferences.
Microsoft acquired Genee to build high level of productivity software and services by using AI. The company focused on such area under the tenure of CEO Satya Nadella, with features like focusing on Inbox in Outlook, which arranges unimportant mails into separate tab to provide better user experience. Genee will be used on variety of platforms. The team is working to improve the Microsoft products with Genee. The goal of Genee is to provide Virtual Assistants to those who don’t have any human assistants! Microsoft acquired many high profile acquisitions this year, including App development platform Xamarin,smart smartphone keyboard SwiftKey & an incredible agreement to acquire LinkedIn.
The Tech giants Google,IBM,Yahoo,Intel,Apple already acquired AI Technologies. Genee will be the major acquisition of 2016.Purchase price is yet not disclosed. Genee will be integrated into Office & Office 365.
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