/ 14 April 2021

Hey Siri, what’s Microsoft been up to?

It’s been busy buying up the company that helped launch Apple’s Siri voice assistant. Reports say the deal with Nuance is worth $20 billion. No, your Word documents and Excel spreadsheets aren’t about to ask you if you need help… Microsoft plans to use it in the healthcare industry as an artificial intelligence tool for practitioners to transcribe consultations and write up doctors’ recommendations. Nuance and Microsoft went into partnership in 2019 to work on the automation of clinical admin work. Microsoft said the deal would double its potential market in the healthcare industry to nearly $655 billion.

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