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    #21     Feb 5, 2019
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    Microsoft is taking a slow and steady approach to integrating GitHub
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    Job openings suggest Microsoft wants to double down on its internal use of GitHub, a platform that lets software developers store and track updates to software, less than a year after acquiring it for $7.5 billion. The effort highlights a refined acquisition strategy at Microsoft — don't ruin companies by integrating them too closely. (CNBC)
     
    #22     Feb 20, 2019
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    Augmented Reality

    Microsoft has released the second version of its business-oriented augmented-reality headset, HoloLens. The software firm is allowing partners to create their own industrial versions of the HoloLens 2, with Microsoft's Azure cloud running everything in the background. Fortune
     
    #23     Feb 25, 2019
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    Microsoft and China

    Microsoft has been conducting A.I. research in conjunction with a university run by the Chinese military, and critics say the work is being used to build surveillance systems and repress people in the western Xinjiang region. Financial Times
     
    #24     Apr 11, 2019
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    Microsoft Denial

    Microsoft turned down a request from a Californian law enforcement agency to install its facial recognition technology in cop cars and body cameras, because of racial bias in its A.I. software—the system is mostly trained on white and male faces, so installation in this context would lead to too many innocent women and minorities being held for questioning. Reuters
     
    #25     Apr 17, 2019
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    Microsoft shuns facial-recognition contract. Microsoft president Brad Smith said the technology giant turned down a contract that would have let California law enforcement agencies incorporate the company's facial-recognition tech in officers' body cameras and vehicles, Reuters reported. The report said that Microsoft "concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures."
     
    #26     Apr 23, 2019
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    Microsoft's Ears


    Microsoft has been letting people listen to users' Skype conversations and Cortana sessions, it disclosed yesterday in clarifications introduced to its privacy policies and FAQs. The humans transcribe what people say in order to improve the systems, and Microsoft does not intend to pause the practice, as Google, Apple and Facebook have recently done in the face of criticism. Fortune