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Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft already has a "smart" virtual keyboard for both tablets and smartphones. In fact, it was just recently rumored that it would be bringing its keyboard to Android and iOS, the latter with possibly some interesting special features. So it might, at first, be surprising to hear about its acquisition of UK-based SwiftKey, makers of one of the more popular mobile keyboards. But old Redmond isn't paying $250 million just for a keyboard. It is, in truth, more interested in the AI talent and software behind it.

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SwiftKey Symbols app helps non-verbal kids communicate

SwiftKey Symbols app helps non-verbal kids communicate

SwiftKey has launched a new Android app designed for non-verbal special needs kids. The app is called SwiftKey Symbols, and as its name suggests, the app uses symbols to help kids communicate using the company’s core personalization and prediction tech. With that, the system learns about the user and moves quickly to pick out symbols the child might want next, making it — according to the company — faster than other similar assistive apps on the market.

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