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Microsoft is asking start-ups to dance with it into the new year

In a rare Microsoft investment in China, it even funded an AI butler start-up, reports Tech in Asia

Sumit Chakraberty 

Microsoft is throwing the kitchen sink at artificial intelligence – and so are Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Apple. For Microsoft, this is neither a fad nor a new vertical: the tech giant believes AI has reached an inflection point and will soon become integral to every company’s business. Bala Girisaballa, who took over as CEO of the Microsoft accelerator in Bangalore four months ago, likens it to the start of the dotcom era. "Time was when dotcom was a strategy – a slap on to your business model, not an integral part. Today, it’s bizarre to ask ...

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In a rare Microsoft investment in China, it even funded an AI butler start-up, reports Tech in Asia

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