MICROSOFT’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. While popular culture has defined AI as artificial intelligence, when viewed through the lens of our mission, we believe the term augmented intelligence is far more accurate. The combination of machine learning, deep learning technology, bots, and intelligent agents on a powerful cloud computing platform has ushered in a new era of computing that’s defined not so much by what machines can do independently or as human substitutes, but rather by how they can amplify human will and action as tireless auxiliaries in countless arenas.
We must recognize this new kind of computing both for what it is and what it is not.