On March 22, Microsoft Canada held a conference in Toronto called “Future Now,” aimed at teaching companies how they could benefit from artificial intelligence (AI).

While attending, I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Mohamed Musbah, the co-founder and former vice president of Canadian AI start up Maluuba, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2017 Microsoft Research in Montreal.

As head of product, Musbah now leads the division’s AI development, alongside Microsoft’s language understanding and deep learning teams.

You can also read about some of his thoughts on AI here.

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