Microsoft will boost its conversational AI capabilities considerably by acquiring Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. Both companies agreed to the deal, announced Monday. It brings Nuance’s widely regarded natural-language processing assets to the Microsoft stack.
Nitish Mittal, VP of technology at Everest Group, shares that view.
“The acquisition of Nuance represents the next move for Microsoft in its journey toward industry-based cloud solutions,” Mittal said.