Chime in: Will Microsoft's mobile failure hurt its AI strategy?

Hey, Cortana: Has Microsoft ruined its AI dreams by failing in the mobile space?

That's the question on the mind of some folks in our community forum, leading them to ask if not only Microsoft's AI strategy is at risk, but Windows as a whole. It's a valid concern, especially given how mobile has taken the world by storm. Everyone has a smartphone today, and many use it in place of a traditional Windows-based PC.

With Microsoft throwing in the towel on Windows mobile, one has to wonder how this is going to affect its future AI endeavors. Community member aximtreo referenced a recent Computerworld article that went into some detail about the void in Microsoft's arsenal, namely Windows phone, which could really set the company back compared to competitors.

This points to how short sited MS Management is towards Mobile market needs. Interesting to see how other WC readers react.


What do you make of Microsoft's AI strategy? And do you believe not having a mobile presence is damaging? Sound off with your thoughts in our forums!

From the forums: Lack of mobile will keep MS from being a major player in AI

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.