Microsoft invests in ride-hailing company Grab

Microsoft is investing big in the future of transportation:

As part of the deal, the Southeast Asian company said it will work with the tech giant to develop new ways of verifying passengers and drivers using facial recognition technology with built-in artificial intelligence that could potentially improve safety and security for users.

Grab plans to use Microsoft’s data analytics, fraud detection, machine learning and computer vision technologies and services to personalize the user experience. Passengers will also be able to book rides directly through the Microsoft Outlook application, the companies said.

Who’s not in on the transportation revolution, at this point, is the better question.

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