Microsoft Buys Swiftkey, Will Integrate Predictive Tech Into Its Keyboards

Today, Microsoft and SwiftKey made a joint announcement that the latter would be joining the former. Microsoft has acquired Swiftkey and will be implementing the company’s predictive technology into its products over the coming months.

Microsoft says it wants to integrate SwiftKey into its Word Flow keyboard, which you might recognize as being Swype-like. Although this is a feature that most software keyboards have these days, SwiftKey’s has been touting its neural network engine (as demonstrated in the video above) that they hope will predict whole messages, based on how it observes your writing style. In the meantime, SwiftKey says that its Android and iOS apps will continue to be available on their respective app stores for free.

SwiftKey is joining Microsoft | SwiftKey

from Lifehacker


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