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Microsoft Prioritizes Basic Research for its Implications for Science and Tech [from Microsoft]

“Our research investments in speech, natural language processing and machine learning have contributed to the development of Skype Translator and Cortana. Our investments in biological computing and quantum computing are examples of our bets on the future of computing.”

How else has Microsoft placed emphasis on basic science research? Jeannette M. Wing, a corporate vice president at Microsoft Research who oversees the company’s core research labs explains more here.