Microsoft is looking to breathe new life into Cortana by enabling its digital assistant to handle more complex queries, starting with people-centric, productivity-based ones. Here's how this will work.
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Microsoft's Research and Bing teams have developed a chat bot, Tay.ai, aimed at 18 to 24 year olds, the 'dominant users of mobile social chat services in the U.S.'
Microsoft is advocating that Congress become involved in regulating facial-recognition technology, on the heels of criticism of potentially negative impacts of its own work in that area.
Microsoft is rolling out its new standalone Cortana productivity-aide app and updating its Cortana app with new features on iOS, simultaneous with the Windows 10 2004 rollout.
Microsoft is privately testing new semantic search capabilities inside Microsoft Search. Early next year, this 'Project Turing' set of capabilities will be available in public preview, with general availability targeted for later in 2020.
Microsoft's 'Insert Data from Picture' feature is coming first to Android phones; iOS users will get the new feature 'soon.'
Microsoft's AI chatbot for healthcare technology, which runs on Azure, is key to the CDC's COVID-19 patient-assessment bot.
Microsoft is making more of its Cognitive Services programming interfaces available to developers, starting today with its Custom Speech Service public preview.
Microsoft is consolidating a number of teams working on its various artificial intelligence products and services into a combined Microsoft AI and Research Group.
Microsoft is making a preview available of its Azure cloud bot-as-a-service, which is built on top of Azure Functions serverless compute capability.