The Semantic Machines starter has just been acquired by Microsoft. The small California company has focused its development on artificial intelligence, capable of conducting conversations – bots who respond in a more natural way to questions.

The capabilities of these systems will certainly bring an important update to Cortana’s voice assistant. Semantic Machines has impressive names – some of the company’s members have been working on centralized systems like Google Now, and one of its directors is the former chief scientist, developing the Siri of Apple.

“We are excited to announce today that we have acquired Semantic Machines Inc., a Berkeley, California-based company that has developed a revolutionary new approach to building conversational AI. Their work uses the power of machine learning to enable users to discover, access and interact with information and services in a much more natural way, and with significantly less effort.” Says Microsoft in a statement.

The rest of the board come from Nuance Communications. Buying the startup is happening at a time when AI is getting more and more important for the big software companies. ChatBots, smart speakers and intelligent mobile assistants are the aims of such developments.

Through Semantic Machines technology, Cortana will become better in understanding questions and answering them, remembering information better, and starting to grasp the context of different commands by exploring the archives of previous conversations.

The Artificial Intelligence are getting better and, while Google is currently leading with the Google Duplex, Amazon’s Alexa is also developing quite skillfully, followed by Samsung’s Bixby and Apple’s Siri. We are going to see how Cortana will improve from now on and what exactly will bring from this new startup. Post from: GizBrain Source: Microsoft

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