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4 Tech Giants Investing in Artificial Intelligence

In the previous blog, we talked about some mind-blowing tech acquisitions to the tune of multiple billions of dollars, even an all cash transactions! That gives us the clue that these acquiring companies are putting some serious dough into their business and are keen on staying ahead for decades to come. Now, we will see which tech giants have further invested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prepare for the future.


In the previous blog, we talked about some mind-blowing tech acquisitions to the tune of multiple billions of dollars, even an all cash transactions! That gives us the clue that these acquiring companies are putting some serious dough into their business and are keen on staying ahead for decades to come. Now, we will see which tech giants have further invested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prepare for the future.

  1. Microsoft

After winning some battles with desktop software and having lost some in areas that Apple, Google, and Amazon have dominated, Microsoft seems to have learned the lesson. Now, they want to stay ahead of the game by investing in AI. They recently launched a new fund for AI startups.

  1. Uber

Before 2016 ended, Uber successfully acquired Geometric Intelligence. This small startup company is cofounded by a few notable scientists. They aim to redefine the boundaries of machine learning. With Uber investing boldly on self-driving technology, there is no big surprise that they would want a piece of the AI action.

  1. Google

Finally! You’re right in thinking Google would make it to the list this time. Google acquired the AI startup DeepMind for $400 million. This is one of the largest AI acquisitions to date. One of its projects is about understanding the London Underground. Imagine the possibilities if it can effectively evaluate the quickest route between underground stations just like the human minds do.

  1. Facebook

Facebook is doing something pretty amazing. Facebook is helping blind people “see” photos with their minds’ eye by using AI to narrate descriptive information about the photo. Plus they are using AI to do other cool stuff, like producing detailed maps illustrating population density and the access to the Internet around the world. It seems they are planning to rule the world by bringing the Internet and Facebook to areas without access yet. Talk about first to market!

So those are four of the many tech giants who have invested heavily on AI to pursue the next game-changing technology in the world. With the rate they are accomplishing projects, it’s highly likely that we would see a good number of these AI innovations in our lifetime. This couldn’t be more exciting than that!

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