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The acquisition may also give Microsoft a boost as it faces fierce competition in the AI space with rivals such as Google and Amazon also investing heavily in the field. (Credit: VDB Photos/Shutterstock.com)

(Bloomberg) –Microsoft Corp. is making a massive bet on health-care artificial intelligence. The software giant is set to buy Nuance Communications Inc., tapping the company tied to the Siri voice technology to overhaul solutions that free doctors from note-taking and better predict a patient’s needs.

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