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Ethics in AI is crucial but so is education, says Microsoft UK CEO

“We welcome the House of Lords report, which rightly highlights that the UK is at the forefront of AI, with some of the brightest minds based here,” …

Artificial Intelligence

Death of the meeting? Youngsters prefer to use chat apps at work

Chat apps are set to shake up the way companies operate as more young people enter the workforce, a <b>Microsoft</b> survey has found.<p>The technology firm …

Apps

You can now use your phone to translate words abroad without the big bills

Holidaymakers can now use their mobile phone abroad to translate words without connecting to the internet and racking up huge bills, after <b>Microsoft</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

One of the UK’s oldest schools has started using Surface Studio

Students at one of the oldest public schools in the UK have transformed how they create artwork after using Microsoft’s <b>Surface Studio</b> in …

Televisions

A UK charity has created a way to play Minecraft using just your eyes

Free software that lets people play <b>Minecraft</b> using just their eyes has been released by a UK charity.<p><b>SpecialEffect</b>, which creates and loans …

Disability

Sea of Thieves updates to offer new enemies, ships and places to explore

<b>Sea of Thieves</b> will get new enemies, ships and places to explore in a series of soon-to-be-released updates, the game’s makers have revealed.<p>The …

Sea of Thieves

I have dyslexia and dyspraxia, but most importantly I have creativity

<b>By</b> Steven Woodgate<b>, Marketing and Communications Manager at Microsoft</b><p>I have <b>dyslexia</b> and <b>dyspraxia</b>.<p>When I was five years old, I couldn’t speak …

Accessibility

Child sexual abuse content online – Ignorance of the law is no defence

<b>By Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft</b><p>Microsoft is pleased to support a new national campaign aimed at tackling online …

Sociology

AI bot that helps people prepare for job interviews wins £5,000 prize

A bot that uses facial recognition technology to help people prepare for job interviews has won £5,000 for three UK students.<p><b>Samuel Littlefair</b>, <b>Pranay</b> …

Job Interviews

Video-calling app for people with blindness now offers IT help from Microsoft

People who are blind can now get IT help from <b>Microsoft</b> experts via a free video-calling app.<p><b>Be My Eyes</b> sets up a live video connection between …

Accessibility

It’s official! Sea of Thieves is the number one game in the UK

<b>Sea of Thieves</b> is the number one game in the UK, according to GfK Entertainment’s chart of physical console videogame sales.<p>The shared-world …

Sea of Thieves

This is why Far Cry 5 looks almost as good as a film on Xbox One X

The makers of <b>Far Cry 5</b> made the game look “very real” on the Xbox One X by spending days filming actors.<p>The latest instalment of the popular …

Muscle Cars

Tech that helps epilepsy patients ‘could save NHS £250m’

A pilot scheme that uses wearable technology and an app to help people with epilepsy manage their condition could save the NHS more than £250 million …

Radiation Therapy

David Attenborough is giving behind-the-scenes tours of Natural History Museum

Sir David Attenborough will give behind the scenes tours of the <b>Natural History Museum</b> in a new virtual reality experience that Microsoft has helped …

Augmented Reality

Creating technology for a range of disabilities 'helps everyone'

Companies that create technology for a range of disabilities end up helping everyone in society, according to a Microsoft accessibility expert.<p><b>Hector</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

New digital skills university planned for Milton Keynes

Plans have been unveiled for a <b>new university in Milton Keynes</b> focused on digital skills.<p>It is hoped that around 5,000 students will study for …

Education

Microsoft helps launch world’s first blockchain-based investment product

The world’s first blockchain-based investment product has been launched using <b>Microsoft</b>’s cloud technology.<p><b>Nivaura</b>, a UK financial technology firm …

Blockchain

Toolbar, Stickers, Collections - SwiftKey unveils biggest update since Microsoft deal

<b>SwiftKey</b> has unveiled a range of new features as part of its biggest update since the British smart keyboard company was <b>bought by Microsoft</b> two years …

Apps

Microsoft wants more students to 'earn and learn' in apprenticeships

<b>Microsoft</b> held a week-long series of events to encourage more people to “earn and learn” in apprenticeships.<p>The technology company, which aims to …

Education

Microsoft expert joins elite group helping the NHS improve patient care

The head of healthcare at <b>Microsoft</b>’s cutting-edge research lab in the UK has been chosen by the NHS to help improve patient care with data</b> …

Digital Health

Solve Xbox’s riddles and win a bunch of golden bananas worth £80,000

A competition to win a bunch of gold bananas valued at £80,000 has been launched by <b>Xbox</b> and British game studio <b>Rare</b>.<p>The Quest for the Golden Bananas …

Sea of Thieves

Which region has the best schools for your children? Power BI can help you decide

Parents and teachers across England can now easily access information on schools in their region thanks to a tie-up between <b>Microsoft</b> and the …

Power BI

A new app calls out landmarks to help people who are blind get where they need to go

“When someone can relate to their environment in a natural and intuitive way, it changes their relationship with their world,” said Miller. “It is …

Disability

Oscars 2018: Bing predicts who will win the big award this weekend

<b>Gary Oldman</b> will win his first Oscar this weekend in a successful night for British filmmaking at the 90th Academy Awards, <b>Bing has predicted</b>.<p>The …

Darkest Hour

Xbox reveals Sea of Thieves bundle will be released next month

Xbox will release a <b>Sea of Thieves bundle</b> on the same day the game is available to buy in the UK, the company has announced.<p>The highly-anticipated …

Sea of Thieves

Mixer now lets you buy games straight from your favourite livestreams

<b>Mixer</b> fans can now buy games and other content directly from the service when it is recommended by their favourite streamers.<p>Mixer Direct Purchase …

Music Production

Inside Microsoft's new $20m UK Reactor

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Microsoft unveils $20m venue in London to help UK remain a tech leader

<b>Microsoft</b> has opened a $20 million venue in London to help the UK remain the home of technology innovation in Europe.<p>The <b>Reactor</b>, in Shoreditch, will …

Startups

Microsoft is spending $500m to help startups grow

A new programme to help startups grow in the UK has been launched by <b>Microsoft</b>.<p>The company is committing $500 million to support <b>Microsoft for Startups</b> …

Startups

Ordnance Survey used AI to 'see' roofs – and it could save you money

Artificial intelligence could soon help homeowners save money on insuring their house, after Ordnance Survey (OS) taught <b>Microsoft</b> technology to …

Artificial Intelligence