AI doesn't have to be a power hog 2020/07/31 10:23:45 BusinessGreen
The climate impact of artificial intelligence - both in terms of power consumption and all the electronic waste that gadgets create - is a growing concern Plenty of prognostications, including this one from the World Economic Forum, tout the integral role artificial intelligence could play in "saving the planet". Indeed, AI is integral to all manner of technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to more informed disaster response systems to smart buildings and data collection networks monitoring everything from energy consumption to deforestation. The flip side to this rosy view is that there are plenty of ethical concerns to consider. What's more, the climate impact of AI - both in terms of power consumption and all the electronic waste that gadgets create - is a legitimate, growing concern. Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests the process of "training" neural networks to make decisions or searching them to find answers uses five times the lifetime emissions of the average US car.
How Bill Gates would treat COVID-19 if he were President of the United States 2020/07/31 10:00:00 Yahoo Finance
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates joins 'Influencers with Andy Serwer' to discuss the U.S. federal government's pandemic response and how it can improve.
Peter Moore to leave role as Liverpool CEO with Billy Hogan replacing him 2020/07/31 09:17:09 The Guardian
Moore proud of success but departs with ‘mixed emotions’ Hogan negotiated Liverpool’s £30m-a-year Nike kit deal Liverpool’s chief executive officer, Peter Moore, is to leave the club next month and will be replaced by current managing director and chief commercial officer Billy Hogan. Moore’s three-year contract as Liverpool CEO expires this summer and he is returning with his wife to the United States, where he worked for 36 years for Sega, Reebok, Microsoft and EA before joining his hometown club in 2017. He will oversee a transitional period until the end of August when Hogan, who has worked for owners Fenway Sports Group since 2004, starts as CEO on 1 September. Continue reading…
MeasureUp Grows 16% In First Half Of The Year Despite COVID-19 And Improves Forecasts For The Second Half 2020/07/31 09:00:00 PR Newswire
SEVILLE, Spain, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MeasureUp, a world leader in practice tests and assessments for ICT sector certifications and official provider of large multinationals such as Microsoft, Cisco or VMWare, achieved a 16% growth in the first half of 2020 despite the COVID-19…
Mastercard and Microsoft join forces to drive ‘financial inclusion’ 2020/07/31 07:03:47 SiliconRepublic
Partners of Mastercard will have access to emerging technology from Microsoft as the companies work towards better financial inclusion.
Slack accuses Microsoft of stifling competition in official EU complaint 2020/07/22 14:56:10 The Next Web
Slack is tired of Microsoft‘s attempts to undercut its market. The work collaboration app has filed an anti-competitive complaint against the Windows-maker with the European Commission, accusing the giant of unfairly bundling its Teams messenger with Office 365 and stifling rivals. “The complaint details Microsoft’s illegal and anti-competitive practice of abusing its market dominance to extinguish competition in breach of European Union competition law,” Slack said in a statement. “Microsoft has illegally tied its Teams product into its market-dominant Office productivity suite, force installing it for millions, blocking its removal, and hiding the true cost to enterprise customers.” This isn’t… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Microsoft , Slack
News24.com | WATCH | Microsoft, Nike, Unilever team up on emissions 2020/07/22 14:54:27 News24
Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks, Unilever and five other industry titans from various sectors are teaming up to help businesses globally achieve zero carbon emissions.
Microsoft teases the future of Office 365 user interface! Here’s what is changing 2020/07/22 14:41:00 The Financial Express
So far, it is unsure when the changes would be rolled out, since some features would see the light of day within a year or so, while others are still in an exploratory stage.
Slack Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft--Update | MarketScreener 2020/07/22 14:40:01 MarketScreener
By Sam Schechner Business-messaging app Slack has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft Corp. in the European Union, adding a big name to a series of tech firms under scrutiny on both… | July 22, 2020
Slack wants EU investigation into Microsoft practices 2020/07/22 14:30:07 RTE
US workspace messaging app Slack Technologies has today asked EU competition regulators to investigate Microsoft for allegedly abusing its market dominance.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, other US tech giants join lawsuit against Trump's new student visa rule 2020/07/14 07:35:10 The Statesman
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and more than a dozen top technology companies of United States (US), on Monday joined a lawsuit filed by the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) latest rule that bars international students from staying in America unless they attend at least one in-person course.
Google, Microsoft join Harvard-MIT lawsuit against US ban on foreign students 2020/07/14 07:14:05 Scroll
Meanwhile, 17 US states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in a federal court in Boston, challenging the ban.
Microsoft To Spin-Off Xiaoice, China’s Teenage Chatbot 2020/07/14 07:13:57 Smarter Analyst
Microsoft (MSFT) has announced the spin-off of the AI chatbot Xiaoice into a separate company according to an announcement made in Chinese by … The post Microsoft To Spin-Off Xiaoice, China’s Teenage Chatbot appeared first on Smarter Analyst .
Microsoft and Samsung announce partnership to build tech for real estate development and property management using Azure IoT and Samsung's SmartThings platforms (Pradeep/MSPoweruser) 2020/07/14 06:55:01 Techmeme
Pradeep / MSPoweruser : Microsoft and Samsung announce partnership to build tech for real estate development and property management using Azure IoT and Samsung's SmartThings platforms — Microsoft and Samsung today announced a global partnership to transform the real estate development and property management industries.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft join lawsuit against new US student visa rule 2020/07/14 04:41:00 Business Standard
Read more about Google, Facebook, Microsoft join lawsuit against new US student visa rule on Business Standard. These companies, along with the US Chamber of Commerce and other IT advocacy groups, asserted that the July 6 ICE directive will disrupt their recruiting plans