Microsoft faces tough challenge in machine learning

By Lee Min-hyungMicrosoft is facing a tough challenge in its machine learning business, failing to draw as much attention as its counterparts, including Google and IBM.This comes as machine learning, a kind of artificial intelligence (AI), has become a buzzword after the recent go matches between the Google-developed AI system AlphaGo and human go champion Lee Se-dol.IBM, which is also dubbed an AI forerunner with its supercomputer Watson, has been regarded as a strong player in machine learning, due to its firm foothold in healthcare and finance.The world’s dominant mainframe computer manufacturer recently said Watson started learning the Korean language in its bid to boost its presence in wider sectors in Korea including the banking system, insurance and other IT-related finance fields.Microsoft is making belated efforts to draw the spotlight…

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