Microsoft announces facial recognition AI phase out

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The technology giant is shutting down a substantial project in response to rising distaste for the tech. Microsoft has been feeling the ire of organizations and individuals alike toward facial recognition AI technology and has announced that it will be shutting down a substantial project in light of the backlash. According to the company, it will be “retiring” that tech in many of its forms. Microsoft has stated that it intends to “retire” the facial recognition AI technology that is capable of spotting emotions in addition to certain characteristics such…

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More tech giants to run data centers using artificial intelligence

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Microsoft and Meta are both heading in that direction, while Google has already been doing so. Microsoft has announced that it is developing a new artificial intelligence system that will conduct an analysis of its data centers to enhance safety. The tech giants have been exploring AI to help keep the risk of safety issues low. Data centers drive websites, applications and services used by billions of people every day. That said, they can become hazardous for the individuals who both construct and maintain them. Among several risks is the…

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Volkswagen and Microsoft launch augmented reality glasses project

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The companies are working to use the HoloLens 2 to bring AR into the driving experience. Volkswagen and Microsoft have announced that they will be collaborating on a HoloLens 2 augmented reality glasses project that will bring the experience right into a driver’s own vehicle. The idea is to provide a holographic display of relevant information right when the driver needs it. The augmented reality glasses project would bring technology closer to being able to provide information such as traffic conditions, weather reports, shopping recommendations and highlights of points of…

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Gaming technology giants suspend sales in Russia and refuse the ruble

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Firms suspending the sales include Microsoft, Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard and Epic Games, among others. Gaming technology giants including Microsoft, Epic Games, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft have announced that they are suspending sales and services in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Those firms are joining a longer list of tech and digital entertainment companies that have already done so. Netflix, CDPR and EA Games had already announced that they would be boycotting Russia over its illegal war on Ukraine. “Today, we are announcing that Activision Blizzard will…

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Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard in $70 billion cash acquisition

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard

The tech giant says that it intends to purchase the struggling video game company due to the metaverse. Microsoft has announced its intentions to purchase the massive but troubled Activision Blizzard video game company for almost $70 billion. This will represent the largest deal ever at a time when people will be spending more time in the digital universe. In its Activision Blizzard purchase, Microsoft is betting that people will be spending a great deal more time in the digital world also known as the metaverse. This massive acquisition was…

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