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Microsoft teams up with Musk's $1 bn OpenAI project

Microsoft teams up with Musk's $1 bn OpenAI project

San Francisco, Nov 16 : In a move to "democratise" artificial intelligence (AI) and making it accessible to everyone, Microsoft has teamed up with OpenAI, a non-profit AI research organisation co-f


AI-powered bots to change customers' experience: Satya Nadella

AI-powered bots to change customers' experience: Satya Nadella

Boston, Sep 14 : Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered bots will become the next interface, shaping our interactions with the applications and devices we rely on and Microsoft's latest solutions are set to change the way HP interacts with its customers and partners, Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said.

"Bots are now learning in human context and the relevant thing for us is to make them intelligent as we learn from customers' experience. Our solutions are going to give HP a 360-degree view of its customer services," Nadella announced at HP's Global Partner Conference (GPC) 2016 at the Boston Conference and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) here.


Microsoft to cut additional 2,850 jobs from smartphone sector

Microsoft to cut additional 2,850 jobs from smartphone sector

New York, July 29 : Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut.

In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the end of fiscal year 2017, PC World reported on Friday.

Last June, Microsoft had announced it will cut 7,400 jobs from the smartphone business unit.

Earlier in May, signalling the end of its Nokia experiment, Microsoft announced it was cutting 1,850 jobs and writing off $950 million of which $200 million will be used for severance payments.


Microsoft's AI bot resurfaces on Twitter, goes haywire again

Microsoft's AI bot resurfaces on Twitter, goes haywire again

New York, March 31 : Microsoft's artificial intelligence (AI)-powered bot which was activated on Twitter last week for a playful chat with people, only to get silenced within 24 hours as users started sharing racist comments with it, was accidentally resurrected again and messed it all up once again.

Tay came back to life briefly on Wednesday when Microsoft accidentally re-activated the AI bot. This time again, she started sending out tweets that looked similar to the those that drew flak for the first time last week, Vanity Fair reported.

First, the bot sent a tweet about smoking weed in front of some police officials and later began sending the same message - "You are too fast, please take a rest..." - over and over again which did not make any sense.


Microsoft shuts AI bot after twitteratti teaches it racism

Microsoft shuts AI bot after twitteratti teaches it racism

New York, March 25 : Humans will be humans and the latest victim is Microsoft which launched artificial intelligence (AI)-powered bot on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

Launched on Twitter as an experiment in "conversational understanding" and to engage people through "casual and playful conversation", Tay was soon bombarded with racial comments and the innocent bot repeated those comments back with her commentary to users, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

Some of the tweets had Tay referring to Adolf Hitler, denying the Holocaust, supporting Donald Trump's immigration plans, among others.


Microsoft 's new year gift for iPhone users; a selfie app

Microsoft 's new year gift for iPhone users; a selfie app

Washington, Dec.31 - Software giant Microsoft has given one of the best new year gift to iPhone users by creating an app for taking selfies.


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