Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

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Microsoft today announced that they are acquiring Maluuba, a Montreal-based company startup with one of the world’s most impressive deep learning research labs for natural language understanding. They have built a team of top Deep Learning Research Scientists and Engineers from around the world and built partnerships with leading academics in the field.

Microsoft believes that Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems will help them in advancing their strategy to democratize AI and to make it accessible for everyone.

Additionally, Yoshua Bengio, one of the world’s foremost experts in deep learning, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms and an advisor to Maluuba, will also be advising Microsoft. He will be in touch with Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group directly.

Microsoft will share about their plans for Maluuba in the coming months.

Read the announcement post from Microsoft here.

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