Microsoft continues the move towards more democratized AI. Certainly from their efforts like Cortana, but don't forget the proposed acquisition of Linkedin and the integration of massive networks representing people and their skills. That could model the very kinds of organizational operations that AI methods could trim, augment and even replace. Making that people plus bot network more intelligent is a very big leverage point.
In Ars Technica:
Microsoft merges Bing, Cortana, and Research to make 5,000-strong AI division Company wants to embed AI into agents, applications, services, and infrastructure. by Peter Bright