Microsoft expands its AI portfolio by acquiring Texas-based AI startup XOXCO

Microsoft Acquires XOXCO

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On Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch of a development studio and the product design XOXCO, the company behind the chatbot known as Howdy which enables the Slack work app to schedule the meetings. The Austin-based company is also known to have created Botkit which ensures the tools for developing the software platform GitHub which was also obtained by Microsoft last month.

The slack is also known to be the primary rival to Microsoft Teams, which is the tech titan’s own app for chatting.

According to Lili Cheng, the corporate VP of the conversational AI at Microsoft, the shared goals for fostering the community promoting startups and the innovators can experience the best services that enable to focus more on the conversational AI and initiate functioning that would do more with the speech and the language concerned.

There had been a planning to use XOXCO to improve the Microsoft Bot framework that supports 360,000 developers and helps to build the bots for the Facebook Messenger which enables the effective and eminent functioning for the customers.

Cheng had mentioned how Conversational AI has become a way which ensures the businessmen to get connected with their employees and the customers. The work varies from creating the VIRTUAL assistants to make sure that the employees create a better synergy amongst themselves in the working environment.

There will also be an improvement in other fields which include the Cognitive service Containers that makes it easier for the developers to run the services on the internet connected devices both in the home and the industrial settings.

Microsoft is all set to make the devices smarter and faster and make it easy and comfortable for the insiders to get linked with the training models. According to Boyd, the Microsoft corporate VP of AI platform shall be the effortless solution.

Via: Neowin

Microsoft expands its AI portfolio by acquiring Texas-based AI startup XOXCO