Microsoft aims to bring AI development to the masses with Lobe purchase

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Lobe, an AI-made-easy company who’s simple visual interface lets people easily create intelligent apps that can understand hand gestures, hear music, read handwriting, and more, without writing a single line of code.

Based in San Francisco, Lobe was working to make deep learning simple, understandable and accessible to everyone, with the aim of putting AI development into the hands of non-engineers and non-experts.

Learn more about the company’s technology in their informational video below:

Over the last few months, Microsoft has made multiple investments in companies with the aim of democratising AI. The acquisition of Semantic Machines in May brought in a new approach to conversational AI,  and the acquisition of Bonsai in July helps to reduce the barriers to AI development through the Bonsai team’s unique work combining machine teaching, reinforcement learning and simulation.

Read more about Lobe at their website here.

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