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Microsoft trains 'brain' to explain Pomeranians and make Cortana smarter, too

Mark Hachman | July 16, 2014
Microsoft continues its work on machine learning through a research project called "Adam." One of its goals is to make its Cortana digital assistant even more intuitive and helpful.

"Instead of treating scholarly information as a separate search engine — as competitors do — this information will become a first-class citizen in Bing search results," Microsoft said. The reference is a subtle jab at Google, which has separated its Google Scholar academic search engine into a separate product.

"Microsoft Academic Search is evolving from a research project to a production effort that will leverage the full capability of Microsoft's flagship search engine, Bing," says Kuansan Wang, director of the Internet Services Research Center, in a statement. 


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