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Microsoft’s SwiftKey is now powered by Neural Networks 



SwiftKey’s mobile keyboard, which Microsoft acquired last February, now uses neural networks to provide word predictions. The change doesn’t effect much on the user end, but drastically improves the accuracy and intelligence of the keyboard.

SwiftKey previously used an n-gram algorithm to generate predictions based on the last two words you type; the case changes with neural networks. The neural network model compares the words in your input and understands the relationship between them to surface meaningful predictions. As a result, SwiftKey offers predictions that it has never been trained with.

SwiftKey Neural Network

The update is currently effective for US English and UK English, with other languages to follow soon. You can grab the updated SwiftKey for Android from the Play Store.


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