Microsoft releases a "topic mining" tool that creates Wikipedia-like knowledge resources for companies

Microsoft has released Project Cortex, an AI tool that compiles and organizes information from company data to create topic pages, info cards, and other Wikipedia-like resources.

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The tool will mine information from emails, documents, scanned files, and other material to create explorable, connected resource pages and features.

From their announcement blog:

Project Cortex applies AI to reason over your organization's structured and unstructured content, recognizing content types, extracting important information, and automatically organizing it into topics.

With the tool, Microsoft is seeking to automate internal documentation at large organizations.

New topic pages and knowledge centers—created and updated by AI—enable experts to curate and share knowledge with wiki-like simplicity. And topic cards deliver knowledge just-in-time to people in Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and Office.

The tool is scheduled to be released in early 2020.

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