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 is to be acquired by Microsoft, according to reports.The Financial Times said the deal was worth $250m (£174m).SwiftKey is known for its predictive keyboard, which can be found installed on millions of smartphone devices.A Microsoft spokesperson refused to comment. A spokeswoman for SwiftKey also said she would not comment on “rumours and speculation at the moment”.The company would be the latest UK artificial intelligence (AI) firm to be bought up by a US tech giant.DeepMind – which began within the University of Oxford – was bought by Google in 2014, for £400m. Another…

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