Microsoft buys Bonsai, specialist in teaching machines using AI

Thursday 21 June 2018 | 09:39 CET | News
Microsoft has announced another takeover that will increase its expertise in artificial intelligence. The company has bought Bonsai, for an undisclosed amoung. Based in Berkeley, California, the company uses a machine teaching method that makes it easier to train autonomous systems to perform tasks, regardless of their AI aptitude. Microsoft said that with the novel approach, Bonsai was able to teach a simulated robotic arm to grasp and stack blocks 45 times faster than Google's DeepMind.

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