In an effort to move forward with their artificial intelligence-based chatbot technology, Microsoft has recently purchased messaging app developer Wand Labs. This interesting information came to us from The Inquirer in their article, “Microsoft buys Wand Labs to fuel AI chatbot plans.”

This new acquisition primarily focuses on technologies that involve chatbots that can communicate with people using artificial intelligence to solve queries without requiring human interaction.

Microsoft believes the new technology and talent will strengthen their efforts in the area of conversational intelligence. Utilizing semantic ontologies, services mapping, third-party developer integration and conversational interfaces, the teams should work well together in the new and common technology.

Microsoft has been busy as they just recently announced the purchase of the professional social network, LinkedIn. Both purchases seem to have relationships at their core; more specifically, how to communicate and relate with people by the use of technology.

Melody K. Smith

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