The technology titan opened its annual Build Conference by highlighting programs with artificial intelligence that could tap into services in the internet "cloud" and even take advantage of computing power in nearby machines.
"We are infusing AI into every product and service we offer," said Microsoft executive vice president of artificial intelligence and research Harry Shum.
"We've been creating the building blocks for the current wave of AI breakthroughs for more than two decades."
Microsoft research has gone deep into areas such as machine learning, speech recognition, and enabling machines to recognize what they "see."
"Now, we're in the unique position of being able to use those decades of research breakthroughs," Shum said.
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