SDG 4. QUALITY EDUCATION Microsoft

Microsoft announces Space Jam-themed coding and gaming STEAM project for students

December 15, 2020, by Articles on TechRepublic

Using coding and data science, the workshops and learning paths teach students how to create Space Jam-themed video games, web apps, and machine learning models.

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SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE Microsoft

SFI and Microsoft Ireland launch €5m AI climate research project

December 15, 2020, by Jenny Darmody

Microsoft Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have announced the co-funding of a €5m climate project, which will take data from 14 test sites across ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING Microsoft

Microsoft’s contactless approach to measure vital signs using mobile camera, AI

December 11, 2020, by Ishan Patra

The healthcare around the globe is transforming as a result of the pandemic, and a camera-based physiological sensing method could have applications in telehealth.

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DEMOCRACY & CIVIL RIGHTS CORRUPTION Microsoft

Microsoft launches effort to fight corruption with AI and other emerging technologies

December 11, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Microsoft’s Anti-Corruption Technology and Solutions (ACTS) initiative will aim to stamp out corruption using new high-tech tools.Read More

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EDUCATION AI LITERACY Microsoft

Microsoft donates $7.5M to Code.org to help students learn about AI concepts and ethics

December 1, 2020, by Taylor Soper

(Bigstock Photo) Code.org is teaming up with Microsoft again, this time to help K-12 students learn about artificial intelligence. The Seattle nonprofit, which aims to ...

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EDUCATION AI LITERACY Microsoft

Microsoft donates $7.5M to Code.org to help students learn about AI concepts and ethics

December 1, 2020, by Taylor Soper

(Bigstock Photo) Code.org is teaming up with Microsoft again, this time to help K-12 students learn about artificial intelligence. The Seattle nonprofit, which aims to ...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING CANCER Microsoft

Research alliance co-founded by Fred Hutch and Microsoft announces initial cancer studies

November 5, 2020, by Lisa Stiffler

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are headquartered in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (Fred Hutch Photo) A collaboration to ...

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INTERNET SAFETY PASSWORDS Microsoft

Microsoft is now far better equipped to protect against password spray attacks

October 28, 2020, by Techradar - All the latest technology news

Microsoft has a new system for detecting password spray attacks that employs heuristics and machine learning.

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SAFETY & ROBUSTNESS ADVERSARIAL AI Microsoft

Microsoft and MITRE release framework to help fend off adversarial AI attacks

October 22, 2020, by Kyle Wiggers

Microsoft, MITRE, and 11 other organizations developed a framework to help fend off adversarial machine learning attacks.Read More

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ACCESSIBILITY DISABILITIES Microsoft

How Microsoft Is Enabling Its AI-Based Technology To Be Disability-Inclusive

October 19, 2020, by Shraddha Goled

The lack of machine learning datasets that include people with disabilities has proved to be a major roadblock for developing technological solutions customised to their ...

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ACCESSIBILITY DISABILITIES LOW VISION Microsoft

Microsoft’s new image-captioning AI will help accessibility in Word, Outlook, and beyond

October 14, 2020, by James Vincent

The image captioning algorithm will be used to improve apps like Seeing AI, here being used by developer Florian Beijers. | Image: Microsoft / Maurice ...

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HEALTH & WELL BEING MICROSOFT PREMONITION PANDEMIC Microsoft

Buzzworthy AI: Microsoft expands its Premonition mosquito-tracking outbreak prediction system

September 23, 2020, by Alan Boyle

Principal hardware architect Nicolas Villar puts the Premonition mosquito-tracking system through its paces in a Microsoft lab. (Microsoft Photo) Five years after starting out as ...

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EARTH CARBON REDUCTION SHELL Microsoft

Microsoft And Shell Announce New Partnership To Use Artificial Intelligence And Tech To Reduce Carbon Emissions

September 23, 2020, by Bernard Marr, Contributor

Microsoft and Shell have just announced a partnership to work together to use technology and artificial intelligence to help them address their emissions challenges, reduce ...

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EARTH AI CARBON FOOTPRINT Microsoft

Microsoft commits to putting more water than it consumes back into the ecosystems where it operates by 2030

September 22, 2020, by Darrell Etherington

One good trend in 2020 has been large technology companies almost falling over one another to make ever-bolder commitments regarding their ecological impact. A cynic ...

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EDUCATION Microsoft INDIA

Microsoft to skill 10 lakh Indian students in Artificial Intelligence

September 21, 2020, by Abhishek Chatterjee

Online sessions for the series are set to commence on September 21 via live demos, virtual instructor-led training, and hands-on workshops.

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EARTH AI CARBON FOOTPRINT Microsoft

What Does Microsoft Aim To Accomplish With Underwater Data Center

September 17, 2020, by Ram Sagar

“Microsoft’s deployed the datacenter 117 feet deep to the seafloor in 2018.” Data centers are the lifelines of all things internet. The movie that you ...

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POLICY & REGULATION Microsoft

Microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software

September 16, 2020, by Joel Khalili

Tech giant Microsoft has announced it will refuse to sell facial recognition technology to police until appropriate federal regulation has been introduced to prevent its ...

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POLICY & REGULATION GOOGLE Microsoft

Google favors temporary facial recognition ban as Microsoft pushes back

September 16, 2020, by James Vincent

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The regulation of facial recognition is emerging as a key disagreement among the world’s biggest tech companies, with ...

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POLICY & REGULATION Microsoft USA Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns of fallout without ‘strong national law’ on facial recognition

September 15, 2020, by Todd Bishop

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) Decisions by Microsoft and Amazon to refrain from sales of facial recognition software to law ...

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MEDIA & INFORMATION DEEPFAKES Microsoft

Microsoft has launched new deepfake-detecting tech ahead of the 2020 election

September 15, 2020, by insider@insider.com (Isobel Asher Hamilton)

Microsoft wants to head off disinformation ahead of the 2020 election. Getty Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of Microsoft Video Authenticator, a tool designed ...

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