Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on Aug. 30, the pair committed to getting Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other later this year.Read more
WHEN GOOGLE AND Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like unbeatable Go players and sociable chatbots.Read more
Virtual reality had its big coming out party in 2016, but the technology has only been embraced by early adopters so far. That’s largely because the best virtual reality headsets available are still considerably more expensive and require some time and effort to set up.Read more
OUR future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by AI. Existing industries like healthcare and manufacturing will become more efficient; new ones like augmented reality goggles and robot taxis will become possible.Read more
Fixing elevators and planning stair lifts might seem rather humdrum activities, but both have become unlikely testing grounds for Microsoft’s cutting edge augmented reality technology.Read more
Yoshua Bengio has never been one to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial intelligence, he has been catapulted to stardom.Read more
Back in September Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a developer conference: “We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games.”
This week, we learned Redmond has done more or less that.Read more
Add Ms. Pac-Man to the growing list of games being mastered by artificial intelligence (AI).
An AI system from Microsoft set the all-time high score for Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points – the highest possible score in the game. The previous high score was 933,580 points set by Abdner Ashman, a human from New York.Read more
In less than ten years, people will routinely interact with digital graphics and holograms beamed onto the real world.That’s according to Lorraine Bardeen, Microsoft’s general manager of Windows and HoloLens. Speaking at the annual AWE conference for augmented reality in Santa Clara, Bardeen discussed why Microsoft sees the nascent technology becoming the next way people use computers beyond mobile touchscreens or the standard keyboard and mouseRead more
Microsoft has revealed a pair of prototype AR glasses, that looks a lot like an everyday pair of specs.
With the Redmond’s AR ambitions currently being powered by a bulky headset, the reveal of these smartglasses (image below) in a research paper indicates it has been exploring different ways to propel the HoloLens platform forward.Read more
Scopis has announced a mixed reality surgical navigation system that uses the Microsoft HoloLens for spinal surgery applications.
It combines current surgical navigation technologies with Microsoft’s augmented reality headset to show surgeons where they’re drilling into in real-time, without shifting their gaze away from the surgical fieldRead more