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Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Quantum Computing

How to write an excellent email subject line

<b>• It's important to know how to write an excellent email subject line.</b><p><b>• Your email subject line will often determine whether or not anyone will actually read your message.</b><p><b>• In order to make the email stand out, keep your subject line short, specific, and personalized.</b><p>How can you write the perfect …

The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society

Today Microsoft is releasing a new book, <i>The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society.</i> The two of us have written the foreword …

Microsoft's Whiteboard Preview app is all about collaboration

In the quest to release better collaboration tools, Microsoft released its Whiteboard Preview app in a private beta. The software lets teams mark up multiple boards with cute skeumorphic details to ease users into working on a shared digital canvas. Now Microsoft is publicly rolling it out for all …

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Microsoft partners extend Windows Defender ATP across platforms

Organizations often use computers, operating systems, and databases from a variety of vendors. That’s why today, we’re excited to announce three …

Cybersecurity

Machine learning used to predict DNA binding rates from sequence

Scientists use machine learning to predict DNA binding rates from sequence<p>November 8, 2017 | By Microsoft blog editor<p>Rice University / Dave Zhang / …

An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy

We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could be applied to early detection of cancer as well. A group of Japanese researchers has figured out a way to …

After I Called 911, I Decided to Share This With You | Inc.com

As regular readers of this column already know, I recently had a heart attack, open heart surgery, and then another heart attack, all in the space of about two weeks. The scariest part of the experience was the second heart attack, which was due to the failure of one of the bypasses, an event that …

Bill Gates

What Managers Need to Know About Slack, Yammer, and Chatter

Workplaces have adopted internal social tools—think stand-alone technologies such as Slack, Yammer, and Chatter, or embedded applications such as Microsoft Teams and JIRA—at a staggering rate. In an ambitious study of 4,200 companies, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, 72% reported using …

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

Medical Technology

Please activate the anti-ransomware protection in your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update PC. Ta

Plus: Azure gets all Cray-crayA below-the-radar security feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, aka version 1709 released last week, can …

Malware

The Best and Worst Times to Travel the World, Mapped

When we're planning a trip abroad, we tend to look at a lot of factors. There's the local area's weather, safety, customs, accommodation options, and …

Travel

Meet me in the trees

Wi-Fi? Check. Power for your tablet or PC? Yep.<p>Bird calls? All around.<p>To get to Microsoft’s most unexpected new meeting space, embark on a leisurely …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: We will regret sacrificing privacy for national security

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has warned that society could regret sacrificing privacy for law enforcement, as his company fights a long-running battle with the US Department of Justice over accessing customer emails.<p>Nadella, speaking to reporters in London on Friday, acknowledged the ongoing case …

How Smaller Words Came to Be Embedded Inside Larger Words in the English Language

In a covert episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally …

After governance breakdown, Node.js leaders fight for its survival

The tumultuous events this week in the Node.js community were a long time coming. Insiders tell ZDNet how the community is trying to repair — and …

time AI

August 22, 2017 | By Microsoft blog editor<p><i>By Doug Burger, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft</i><p>Today at Hot Chips 2017, our cross-Microsoft team unveiled …

Microsoft’s perspective on cyber resilience

<i>This post is authored by Ann Johnson, Vice President, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group.</i><p>In the wake of recent ransomware outbreaks, I wanted to …

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

I was dreading my best friend’s wedding. Changing my mindset helped me actually have fun

The summer that I was 24, my good friend Jen got married. She and I were very close, and I loved her dearly. But I actively dreaded her wedding for months.<p>My reasons for being grouchy about the wedding had nothing to do with my happiness for Jen. But she was marrying a great guy, and I was …

Weddings

How Microsoft & Steelcase Drive Creativity at Work - Steelcase

Office Furniture

Even the experts probing DeepMind aren’t clear how it uses health data for AI

A second investigation into Google DeepMind’s handling of sensitive medical records from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) seems likely to further muddy the ability of the Google unit to apply artificial intelligence techniques to health data. The report from an independent panel of reviewers …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi

When you're far from a cell tower and need to figure out if that bluebird is <i>Sialia sialis</i> or <i>Sialia mexicana</i>, no cloud server is going to help you. That's why companies are squeezing AI onto portable devices, and Microsoft has just taken that to a new extreme by putting deep learning algorithms onto …

Microsoft’s AI earns perfect Ms Pac-Man score

Some tasks are just too complex, too nuanced to tackle all at once, like beating all 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 while earning a perfect score of 999,990. That's why Microsoft didn't even try to train its AI to take it on in one go. Instead the company, as it announced on Wednesday, …

Outlook for Mac adds features Office 365 already has

Outlook 2016 for Mac users are about to get a big update with some of the most requested features for the venerable Microsoft email program. You can now send your emails when you want with a new Send Later feature, use delivery and read receipts to make sure your emails are received and even create …

KPMG: Cybersecurity Has Reached a 'Tipping Point' from Tech to CEO Business Issue

Still, a majority of US-based chief execs say they will be maintaining and not investing in security technology over the next three years, a recent …

Information Security

Former Apple product design engineer reveals how Apple runs its factories

On this week’s <i>Apple Chat</i> (the podcast formerly known as <i>Kahney’s Korner</i>): I talk with former Apple product design engineer Anna-Katrina Shedletsky about her take on modern manufacturing and how AI will revolutionize factories. She introduces us to her new company, Instrumental, which is using …

Microsoft and the UN to provide digital IDs for undocumented people

It's difficult to live without identification. In many cases, you're shut out of banking, health care, voting rights and other basics. Microsoft and partners might just give those many undocumented people (1.1 billion of them, in fact) a shot at the identity they need, though. It's working with …

Microsoft improves Office's hands-free typing with Dictate

Microsoft has released a new app called Dictate. It's an add-in for Word, Outlook and Powerpoint and uses Cortana's speech-recognition technology to let you speak what you want to type.<p>The company is obviously not the first to work on dictation technology. Nuance's Dragon software has been around …