Microsoft taps AI with SwiftKey keyboard acquisition

facebooktwitterlinkedingoogleplusemailcommentsmoreredditpinteresttumblrMicrosoft is getting its hands on more than just a popular app. Josh Miller/CNET Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, but the tech giant isn’t as interested in the popular predictive keyboard app as it is its artificial intelligence brains.The tech titan confirmed Wednesday it has acquired the app, which is installed on more than 300 million handsets. Microsoft paid around $250 million for the software and its developers, according to the Financial Times, although the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.SwiftKey is a keyboard app that learns your typing style and particular vernacular to offer suggestions while you type. It’s been around on Android phones and tablets since 2010 and on Apple’s mobile devices since in 2014, when the company opened up access to third-party keyboards.”Microsoft’s mission…

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