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artificial brain Google and Microsoft Expand Artificial Intelligence Research

Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting smarter, but there’s still a lot to learn about this growing field. To that end, several tech giants recently announced programs to help take AI and machine learning from the nascent stage of development to solving sophisticated challenges across virtually every industry.

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minecraft Building Collaborative AI by Catching Minecraft Pigs

For artificial intelligence (AI) to become useful in our everyday lives, AI must have the ability to work with other agents and humans in order to function in complex environments. At Microsoft, one AI research approach involves creepers, endermen, zombies, skeletons, Iron Golems and, yes, those pigs.

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partnership on AI logo Artificial Intelligence Needs Best Practices

Many predict artificial intelligence will someday cure cancer, clean up our environment, drastically improve our cities, and send us to Mars. However, with the potential benefits come risk and concern about what exactly are artificial intelligence best practices and a need for guidelines.

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Is Cloud Computing Taking Over the Tech Industry?

Undoubtedly, cloud computing has been one of the largest paradigm changes the technology industry has seen during the last decade. Players both big and small are making investments to gain market share, and news items related to cloud computing are increasingly omnipresent.

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Deep Dive: Microsoft Explores Ocean Data Centers

Data centers are regarded as energy hogs by many, and the hope is that renewable power sources can become a cost-effective alternative. Microsoft recently launched Project Natick to find out if data centers located under the ocean could be a viable possibility.

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Does the Future of IT Depend on How Invisible It Will Be to Users?

Recent data revealed that Google led the explicit core search market in the US with 64.5 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Bing with 19.8 percent. While Google's dominance in search is assumed, Bing seems to be finding creative ways to narrow the lead—invisibility!

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Emotion Tracking Software: Beneficial or Harmful?

The first question you might have about a human emotion tracking application is: What is the value of understanding human emotions? It's understandable that the data collected can be used for meaningful purposes, but how could this adversely impact users' security and privacy?

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Rajini Padmanaban
Is It Better to Be a Generalist or a Specialist?

Microsoft's decision to make its Siri-like assistant Cortana available not only on Microsoft's OS but also on iOS and Android is seen as part of Microsoft's cross-platform initiative. Is this a sign that the tech world now prefers generalists more than specialists?

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