Microsoft buys UK keyboard apps maker Swiftkey in AI push

News: Microsoft plans to further develop Swiftkey for Android and iOS following the $250m acquisition. Microsoft has bought Swiftkey, a popular predictive text app that can be found on over 300 million smartphones using Android and iOS. Phonemakers such as Samsung and Blackberry have Swiftkey pre-installed on their phones. With this acquisition Microsoft plans to incorporate machine-learning technology into its own virtual personal assistant app Cortana. In addition to this, Microsoft also wants to enter into the software keyboard market with its own Word-Flow smart keyboard. Microsoft wants to target iPhones and Android phones with the keyboard. Microsoft Technology and Research executive vice president Harry Shum said: “In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey’s technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to…

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