SwiftKey, Cambridge Ring 2015 Hall of Fame winner, acquired by Microsoft

SwiftKey, the winner of the Cambridge Ring Hall of Fame Company of the Year Award 2015, has been acquired by Microsoft for $250m.

As well as the popular smartphone app, SwiftKey is known for being behind the computer software on Professor Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair.

Co-founded by Computer Lab graduate Ben Medlock, SwiftKey is the latest UK artificial intelligence (AI) firm to be bought up by a US tech giant.

DeepMind, co-founded by fellow Computer Lab graduate Demis Hassabis, was bought by Google for $400m in 2014.

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