Microsoft buys UK-based AI firm SwiftKey for $250 million
Microsoft has bought SwiftKey for $250 million
Microsoft has gone on to acquire Swiftkey,one of the most popular keyboards that can be used on Android and iOS.
This acquisition allows Microsoft to take over the app itself, but more than that, SwiftKey’s AI is now a property of Microsoft.
Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Technology, Harry Shum, has confirmed this acquisition, and he has also confirmed that the Microsoft team will continue to improve the SwiftKey app for both iOS and Android. They are also looking to explore new options which will see SwiftKey being used for other tech products.
On the official Microsoft website, Shum said that the company is committed to having their services and software on multiple platforms.
“This acquisition is a great example of Microsoft’s commitment to bringing its software and services to all platforms. We’ll continue to develop SwiftKey’s market-leading keyboard apps for Android and iOS as well as explore scenarios for the integration of the core technology across the breadth of our product and services portfolio. Moreover, SwiftKey’s predictive technology aligns with Microsoft’s investments and ambition to develop intelligent systems that can work more on the user’s behalf and under their control, ” Shum wrote.