Microsoft taps into AI with SwiftKey app acquisition

facebooktwitterlinkedingoogleplusemailcommentsmoreredditpinteresttumblrMicrosoft is getting its hands on more than just a popular app. Josh Miller/CNET Microsoft has purchased SwiftKey but is more interested in the artificial intelligence behind the software than in the popular app itself.The tech giant confirmed Wednesday it has acquired the predictive-keyboard 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. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The SwiftKey app learns your typing style and particular vernacular to offer suggestions while you type. It’s been on Android phones and tablets since 2010 and on Apple mobile devices since 2014, when Apple opened up access to third-party keyboards. “Our mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology,”…

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