I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.
I have the impression that all the big technology companies put a great deal in machine learning since a few years. I am eager to see how this particular domain that began with Frank Rosenblatt’s perceptron in 1957 will evolve.