Microsoft Exec Forecasts Boom In Artificial Intelligence-Powered Personal Assistants
You’d expect Microsoft’s offices to be wired with some snappy technology. When it comes to booking a meeting room, Microsoft employees can tell an artificial intelligence-powered (AI) bot how many people need to sit down at what time and the bot will return ideas for the best spaces based on the headcount plus availability. The American software giant envisions that sort of AI making its way into medical exam rooms, PowerPoint slides and other companies’ administrative offices over the next five years, says Ken Sun, general manager of Microsoft Taiwan where a lot of the research is being done.
Artificial intelligence technology, better known as AI, refers to making machines react and process information, often based on giant data reserves, much as people do.
“It’s super exciting,” Sun says in an interview. “The way we see AI amplifying human intelligence is just amazing. It brings productivity to the work environment in ways we’ve never imagined before.”
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