(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. executive Qi Lu, a key architect of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s strategy for artificial intelligence and bots, is leaving the company due to health issues, the software giant said Thursday.

Lu was a respected technologist who ran both the Office and search groups in his eight years at the company, following about a decade at Yahoo! Inc. and a stint at IBM Corp. He was injured in a biking accident and is leaving due to related health reasons, ReCode reported earlier.

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