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Microsoft to acquire XOXCO for its conversational AI and bot development capabilities

1 month ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Microsoft today announced that it is acquiring XOXCO, the developer behind popular Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings. Microsoft is acquiring this development studio because of its conversational AI and bot development capabilities. XOXCO's Botkit provides the development tools used by hundreds of thousands of bot developers on GitHub....
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Microsoft to acquire XOXCO to bolster push for conversational AI

Microsoft to acquire XOXCO to bolster push for conversational AI

1 month ago   |   By Windows Central

XOXCO one of several AI firms Microsoft has gobbled up this year.
Microsoft has made no secret of the fact that it has its sights set on AI as the future of computing.
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Microsoft acquires AI and bot development house XOXCO

1 month ago   |   By ZDnet

Microsfot is acquiring XOXCO, a conversational-AI development firm known for its Howdy.ai bot tools for Slack.
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Microsoft buys chatbot company to juice its AI projects

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Research company Gartner believes that by 2020, conversational AI - or chat bots - will be the predominant go-to for customer support in large organizations. So if you've got a question or a problem, chances are you'll be talking to a computer abou...
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Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO.
XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
Microsoft has acquired several other AI startups this year, including Semantic Machines, Bonsai, and Lobe.
Microsoft also announced updates to its AI platform, including a new technology called Cognitive Services Containers.
Microsoft announced Wednesday that it would acquire XOXCO...
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Microsoft to acquire Xoxco as focus on AI and bot developers continues

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Microsoft has been all in on AI this year, and in the build versus buy equation, the company has been leaning heavily toward buying. This morning, the company announced its intent to acquire Xoxco , an Austin-based software developer with a focus on bot design, making it the fourth AI-related company Microsoft has purchased this year.
“Today, we are announcing we have signed an agreement to acquire Xoxco, a software product design and development studio known for its conversational AI and bot development capabilities,” Lili Cheng, corporate VP for conversational AI at Microsoft wrote in a...
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