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Sources: Microsoft to acquire AI powered keyboard maker Swiftkey

     
1:37 am on Feb 3, 2016 (gmt 0)

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0%2Ff86534c6-c9fa-11e5-be0b-b7ece4e953a0.html [ft.com]

Microsoft steps up AI push with Swiftkey deal

Microsoft is paying about $250m to acquire London-based Swiftkey, maker of a predictive keyboard powered by artificial intelligence that is installed on hundreds of millions of smartphones, according to people familiar with the deal.
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It's now confirmed - Microsoft acquires SwiftKey and it's on the SwitKey site.
We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. As of today, we have agreed to join the Microsoft family.

[blog.swiftkey.com...]
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Another look:
[theregister.co.uk...]

Can these predictive mobile phone keyboards be changing the face of generic and organic search by "predicting" what the user will type next? And in so doing be providing the same queries millions of times?