Microsoft acquires SwiftKey – Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition

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SwiftKey is joining Microsoft – Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition

Microsoft has purchased SwiftKey a London’s AI-Driven SwiftKey For $250M. Microsoft may bring SwiftKey’s keyboard to its Windows platforms too. One of the attractions of SwiftKey is that it uses artificial intelligence techniques to speed users’ typing. Last October SwiftKey announced an alpha version of a new neural-network-based SwiftKey keyboard that does a better job of predicting which word the user will type next.

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey  - Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition
Microsoft acquires SwiftKey – Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition

Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition? “We love SwiftKey’s technology and we love the team that Jon and Ben have formed,” says Harry Shum, head of Microsoft Research.

 

SwiftKey has confirmed the acquisition, Stating:

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology. We think these are a perfect match, and we believe joining Microsoft is the right next stage in our journey.

 

Microsoft will continue to offer the SwiftKey apps for Android and iOS:

Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition? In this cloud-first, mobile-first world, SwiftKey’s technology aligns with our vision for more personal computing experiences that anticipate our needs versus responding to our commands, and directly supports our ambition to reinvent productivity by leveraging the intelligent cloud. SwiftKey estimates that its users have saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, across 100 languages, saving more than 100,000 years in combined typing time.

The tech giant confirmed Wednesday it acquired the maker of the predictive-keyboard app, which is installed on more than 300 million handsets. Microsoft paid around $250 million, according to the Financial Times.

Swiftkey is both for Android and iPhone

Microsoft Swiftkey acquisition? SwiftKey Keyboard caters for all typing tastes – all colors, designs and themes. Support for 100+ languages. Tapping or swipe-to-type. Tons of emoji (smileys, emoticons). No emoji. Or emoji keyboard predictions learned from how you’ve used emoji before. Features of Swiftkey:

– Kills your typos
– Type faster with A.I.-powered predictions
– Simply swipe-to-type with SwiftKey Flow
– Autocorrect that actually works
– Always learning your slang, nicknames and phrases
– 80+ colors, designs and themes
– Emoji keyboard – learns and predicts your favorite emoticons
– Bilingual autocorrect across 100+ languages
– Teach the autocorrect your quirks from your online accounts

 

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