Microsoft forms new AI and Research Group, will include Cortana and Bing teams
Microsoft has announced the formation of its new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research Group. The new division of the company will consist of over 5,000 employees and will include the Cortana and Bing product teams along with its Microsoft Research group.
Microsoft's press release (opens in new tab) states:
The new AI and Research Group will be lead by Executive Vice President Harry Shum, who has worked at Microsoft for 20 years and is the current head of Microsoft Research. In a statement (opens in new tab), he said:
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We might even see Cortana come to life. Hahaha.
I love Cortana. I wish we could replace Siri with Cortana as a complete substitute. Her accuracy is unrivaled on iOS. I don't care about Google. Can't wait to see what they do.
And so starts the origin story of SkyNet :P jk. If it's ever possible, Google will be responsible for whatever happens next.
Don't worry, Google won't release the Skynet app for Windows phones, so we're safe.
I thought they were already doing this. Is this response to Google unveiling a couple of AI powered stuff?