Microsoft buys UK AI firm SwiftKey

Microsoft buys UK AI firm SwiftKey Dave Lee North America technology reporter 3 February 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Swiftkey Image caption SwiftKey offers AI-powered predictive keyboards for mobile devices UK-based artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey has been acquired by Microsoft, the company has confirmed.The Financial Times reports the deal is worth $250m (£174m).SwiftKey is known for its predictive keyboard, which can be found installed on millions of smartphone devices.The company said it was a “milestone” in its history.”Our mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology. We think these are a perfect match, and we believe joining Microsoft is the right next stage in our journey,” said SwiftKey’s founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock in a blog post.The company is the latest UK artificial intelligence (AI) firm…

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