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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Microsoft to Acquire Bonsai AI

Had previously looked at this, and looks good on the surface of it.   Will take a closer look.

Microsoft to acquire machine learning startup Bonsai, fueling AI efforts   By Taylor Soper in Geekwire

Microsoft is adding more firepower to its artificial intelligence arm. The tech giant has agreed to acquire Bonsai, a San Francisco-based startup that helps enterprise companies add machine learning and AI capabilities into their existing operations.

Founded in 2014 by former Microsoft engineer Mark Hammond and Keen Browne, Bonsai’s technology allows customers in industries like energy, manufacturing, and automotive build AI into their intelligent systems and processes. Its automated platform lets subject matter experts train autonomous systems, regardless of AI knowledge  .... " 

See more at Bonsai.  Powerful claims:  " ... Teaching is the New Programming  .....   Machine Teaching, one of the key innovations in the Bonsai Platform, infuses your organization's unique subject matter expertise directly into an AI model, resulting in accelerated training and more accurate predictions.   ... " 

See also their report on acquisition:  
Microsoft to acquire Bonsai in move to build ‘brains’ for autonomous systems   By Gurdeep Pall - Corporate Vice President, Business AI ... (This contains considerable detail about what they do and are testing with Microsoft) ....

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