Posted by: kurtsh | June 4, 2018

NEWS: Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines, advancing the state of conversational AI

We recently completed the acqusition of Semantic Machines – a conversational AI company. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

imageWe 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.

The company is led by many pioneers in conversational AI, including technology entrepreneur Dan Roth and two of the most prominent and innovative natural language AI researchers in the world, UC Berkeley professor Dan Klein and Stanford University professor Percy Liang, as well as former Apple chief speech scientist Larry Gillick.

Read more at the announcement blog here:


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