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Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey, whose virtual keyboards - powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning models - are in use on over 300 million iOS and Android devices.
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, Microsoft's new app Mimicker can help out. It does this with a game called "Mimic" that is designed to help wake users up by completing simple tasks.
Along with voice processing and video stabilization software, Microsoft's Oxford Project team announced a new facial recognition API designed to analyze a user's emotion.
Microsoft has announced another IoT partnership, looking to leverage its Azure cloud machine learning and analytic services to users of Particle's Wi-Fi and cellular equipped prototyping boards.
Microsoft is launching a new service that aims to consolidate its machine learning know-how. Cortana Analytics is bringing the company's tools and services to all developers with a subscription.
Microsoft is working on a program that could allow any expert in any field to use machine learning algorithms, even without any coding or IT skills. The project is currently in closed beta.
Google is making it much easier to find useful and relevant information, and to help users get things done more quickly, with its new contextual search feature in Android M, Google Now on Tap.
Microsoft has created a new website that takes an old carnival game and attempts to use machine learning to guess your age; you can try it out right now.
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Microsoft's Azure platform took a huge step these past few weeks in bringing machine-learning to the masses and after talking with Microsoft at WPC 14, the revolution may be right around the corner.
Microsoft is bringing machine learning algorithms to Azure in a way that makes deploying the technology easy and quick; it's a big play for the service to differentiate itself from other platforms.
We all know that Microsoft Research is working on all sorts of amazing stuff, but machine learning has got to be one of the most mind blowing and promising technologies Redmond is toiling away on.
One of Google's secret projects involves a brain simulation, a huge network of computer processors - and cats, lots and lots of cats on YouTube. For science! Take a jump to read more.