Microsoft pledges $25 million to aid those with disabilities using AI

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has expanded Microsoft's work on accessibility. Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft is using its annual Build developer conference to talk up a number of artificial intelligence efforts, including a new project to explore ways AI can help people with disabilities.

Why it matters: As Microsoft looks to expand its use of AI, it aims to show that it is doing so responsibly and with the betterment of civilization in mind. Google is expected to make a similar case at I/O later this week and Facebook also touted its AI ethics last week.