Sunspot AR3513 could hurl out a dangerous solar flare. Check details as per NASA. (Pixabay) Space 

NASA Observatory Monitoring Potential Hazardous Solar Flare from Sunspot

Recently, it has been discovered that Earth may be at risk of a solar storm due to the observation of a sigmoid eruption on the Sun’s surface. This eruption has released a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) towards Earth, which has the potential to mildly impact the Earth’s magnetic field. However, there is another danger emerging. The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a hazardous sunspot that could release an M-class solar flare towards Earth. This is the most recent solar event as we approach the peak of solar cycle…

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Microsoft is informing users about the changes that will be coming into effect from January 2024. Here are the details. News 

Countdown to Goodbye: Microsoft to Discontinue Chrome Extension in 2024

Microsoft has expanded into a business-oriented software company with products like Microsoft 365, which bring all popular Microsoft tools under one subscription. It even has an extension that can be used in Chrome and Edge to give you quick access to any of these apps. But now the company has decided to end support for this extension, which according to its support documents will start on January 15, 2024. Chrome extensions come in all shapes and sizes and serve people with different features, but we’re not sure why Microsoft has…

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella played his cards expertly which has got him AI whiz Sam Altman to the company with OpenAI stuck in a mire. News 

“Satya Nadella Reveals the ‘Manic Weekend’ Behind Microsoft’s Acquisition of OpenAI”

It’s been a hectic 48 hours for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, juggling between the India-Australia World Cup final and the ongoing OpenAI soap opera. Microsoft seems to have come out of the Sam Altman-OpenAI episode with more feathers in its cap, but the story is far from over. However, we have finally got Nadella to speak publicly about the saga and whether he would try to buy Australia now that they have won the Cricket World Cup for the sixth time. The Microsoft chief spoke on Tuesday in a podcast…

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OpenAI's staff has threatened to quit the artificial intelligence startup and join former boss Sam Altman at Microsoft's new division unless the board resigns. News 

OpenAI Staff Ready to Jump Ship and Join Sam Altman at Microsoft: Get the Scoop Now!

(Reuters) – OpenAI staff have threatened to quit the artificial intelligence startup and join former boss Sam Altman in a new Microsoft division unless the board resigns, Reuters reported on Monday. In addition to chief technology officer Mira Murat, data scientist Ilya Sutskever and chief operating officer Brad Lightcap, about 500 OpenAI staff members announced their resignations, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Here is the letter that sent the warning to OpenAI board members. To the Board of OpenAI, OpenAI is the world’s leading artificial intelligence company.…

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Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI has joined Microsoft to lead a new 'advanced AI research team' as CEO after he was fired by OpenAI. AI 

Microsoft Welcomes Sam Altman and Greg Brockman to AI Research Team – Satya Nadella Confirms!

Sam Altman, former CEO of OpenAI, Greg Brockman, co-founder of OpenAI, and some of their colleagues have joined Microsoft to lead a new “advanced AI research group” after OpenAI’s board fired the former. This development comes after Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch, was named OpenAI’s interim CEO and OpenAI’s board refused to comply with Altman’s ultimatum. We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and have confidence in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate with everything we announced at Microsoft Ignite, and in continuing to…

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Ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will join Microsoft's AI research team, according to CEO Satya Nadella. (AFP) AI 

Sam Altman Joins Microsoft’s AI Revolution – Satya Nadella Announces!

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made a surprising announcement regarding the ongoing Sam Altman-OpenAI situation. According to Nadella, Altman and former OpenAI President Greg Brockman will now be joining Microsoft. This revelation follows the recent news that Altman will not be rejoining OpenAI, as the company has instead hired former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear. Sam Altman joins Microsoft Regarding X, Satya Nadella said, “We remain committed to our partnership with OpenAI and are confident in our product roadmap, our ability to continue to innovate in everything we announced at Microsoft…

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Sam Altman is open to coming back to OpenAI, as per the reports. (AFP) News 

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Backs Sam Altman’s OpenAI Deadline – 5PM Today!

OpenAI made a surprising decision on November 17 by terminating its CEO Sam Altman, who was a prominent figure for the company. The creator of ChatGPT fired Altman due to concerns about his lack of transparency in communicating with the board. This unexpected announcement led to the resignation of Greg Brockman, the company’s president. Unfortunately for OpenAI, reports indicated that its investors, particularly Microsoft led by Satya Nadella, expressed dissatisfaction with Altman’s dismissal and urged the board to reinstate him. The situation worsened when OpenAI employees threatened to leave en…

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Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, in a recent interview, expressed his love for Cricket and explained how it taught him leadership. News 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reflects on How Cricket Helped Him Develop Leadership Skills

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was brought up in India and like most Indians, watching and playing cricket is an integral part of the lifestyle in the subcontinent. And that’s why, despite being out of the country all this time – with the great responsibility of Microsoft’s CEO, he hasn’t forgotten about the game. In fact, in a recent interview with Axel Springer’s Mathias Döpfner, Nadella expressed his love for cricket and compared it to a religion. Nadella said in an interview, “As an Indian and a South Asian, I think…

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Microsoft has nearly 3,000 employees in Israel, according to the memo from Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, shared publicly on company's blog. News 

Satya Nadella’s Words of Encouragement to Microsoft Employees in Israel

After the recent brutal terrorist attack on Israel, Satya Nadella, the CEO of the US technology giant Microsoft, sent a message on the microblogging platform X (formerly Twitter) to his employees working in Israel. “Heartbroken by the horrific terrorist attacks on Israel and the escalating conflict. My deepest condolences to all those killed and affected. We remain focused on ensuring the safety of our employees and their families. Below is the message we shared with Microsoft employees today about our response,” Nadella wrote on social media. Microsoft has nearly 3,000…

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine, tactics that in turn have thwarted his company's rival programme, Bing.. News 

Microsoft CEO Accuses Google of Unfair Practices Resulting in Search Engine Dominance

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine, which in turn has crippled his company’s rival, Bing. Nadella testified in a packed Washington DC courtroom as part of the government’s landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The Justice Department alleges that Google has abused its dominance as a ubiquitous search engine to limit competition and innovation at the expense of consumers. The allegations mirror a similar case brought against Microsoft in the late 1990s. Nadella said…

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Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is expected to testify on Monday as a witness for the U.S. Justice Department, according to a filing on the docket of its onceina generation court fight against Alphabet's Google. News 

Microsoft Chief Satya Nadella to Appear in Google Antitrust Case on Monday

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is expected to testify Monday as a U.S. Justice Department witness, according to Microsoft’s once-in-a-generation legal battle against Alphabet’s Google. The board is likely to ask Nadella about Microsoft’s efforts to expand the reach of Edge and Bing, its browser and search engine, and the obstacles posed by Google’s dominance. Google is likely to argue that the better quality of its products is the reason for its success rather than illegal activity. * The government has alleged that Google, which has about 90% of the search…

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Microsoft announced the Windows product in May, saying it would be accessible from a PC screen taskbar button that opens a side panel customers can use as an assistant. (REUTERS) News 

Microsoft Introduces AI-Powered Features to Windows and Office

The release of Microsoft Corp.’s AI assistant for Windows is scheduled to begin on September 26, while the Office AI app will be made widely accessible on November 1. This move reflects the software giant’s ongoing efforts to incorporate generative artificial intelligence into its products. Microsoft’s Copilot-branded AI assistants provide a unified experience across operating systems, applications and devices, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday at an event in New York. For example, Microsoft showed how a user can ask Copilot to find a flight reservation in text messages. “What…

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Microsoft announced several new AI features at the Surface Event 2023. (Microsoft) News 

Microsoft Surface Event: Uncover the Latest AI-Powered Innovations from Copilot to Bing

Microsoft held its Surface Event 2023 in New York today, revealing the latest additions to its product lineup, including the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3. This marked Microsoft’s first in-person event since the pandemic, but surprisingly, it was not live-streamed, which is atypical for a tech company aiming to generate excitement for its offerings. Over the past few years, Microsoft has placed significant emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), and following the Microsoft Build Event 2023, the company has now unveiled numerous new AI features. Microsoft CEO…

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Microsoft declined to comment on the EU’s next steps. (In photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella) (AFP) News 

EU Files Formal Complaint Against Microsoft Over Teams Video App

Microsoft Corp.’s efforts to prevent further investigation by the European Union into its Teams video-conferencing app were unsuccessful, as the bloc’s antitrust enforcers are preparing to file a formal complaint against the company’s behavior. Sources familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity, revealed that Microsoft’s recent suggestion to separate Teams from its comprehensive business software package and offer it to customers at a discounted annual rate did not address regulators’ worries. The European Commission is preparing a statement of objections to send to the company, which could come in the…

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Satya Nadella has compared AI to the dawn of the Internet itself, saying AI is 'as big' as the Internet revolution, and recalled Bill Gates' 'tidal wave' memo. AI 

Satya Nadella Predicts AI Revolution to be as Impactful as the Internet

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has compared the recent development of artificial intelligence to the Internet boom of the 1990s. He referred to a 1995 memo by Bill Gates in which he described the Internet as a “tidal wave” and said artificial intelligence will similarly have a major impact on society. In a conversation with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on The Circuit, Satya Nadella compared the potential of AI to the impact of the Internet in 1995, saying he believes AI will be “as big” as the Internet. He added, “We in…

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Race towards 'autonomous' AI agents grips Silicon Valley (REUTERS) AI 

Silicon Valley Accelerates Development of Autonomous AI Agents

A new generation of AI assistants, equipped with advanced technology similar to ChatGPT and its competitors, is emerging, intensifying the competition in the field. This comes approximately ten years after the introduction of virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa. These new AI helpers possess enhanced autonomy, taking the capabilities of virtual assistants to a whole new level. Experimental systems running on GPT-4 or similar models are attracting billions of dollars as Silicon Valley races to capitalize on advances in artificial intelligence. The new assistants — often called “agents” or “co-pilots”…

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The case represents a major test for the US Federal Trade Commission’s ability to block tech deals in court after the agency lost a challenge to an acquisition by Meta Platforms Inc. earlier this year. (Getty Images via AFP) News 

Microsoft CEO Confirms Call of Duty Will Remain on PlayStation Platform

In an effort to protect the largest video gaming deal from regulatory scrutiny, the CEO of Microsoft Corp. restated his company’s commitment to maintaining the popular game Call of Duty on Sony Corp.’s PlayStation console, which is a direct competitor. Microsoft called its own CEO Satya Nadella and Activision CEO Bobby Kotick to testify in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday to bolster its argument that the companies’ $69 billion bond won’t hurt competition in the console and subscription-based games market. . The case is a major test of…

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Satya Nadella on GPT: We didn't train it on just coding, but it got really good at coding. That's when I became a believer. (Bloomberg) AI 

Satya Nadella’s Take on Artificial Intelligence: 5 Key Points from Interview

Satya Nadella, the leader of Microsoft, was among the pioneers to embrace artificial intelligence, giving the company an early advantage in this emerging field. Microsoft invested over $10 billion in OpenAI and quickly introduced its ‘Copilots’ to most of its products and services, empowering developers, businesses, and individuals to leverage AI capabilities. In a recent Wired interview, Nadella discussed his vision for AI, the reasons behind his decision, and the future of this burgeoning sector. Here are the top five highlights from the interview. Nadella understands that artificial intelligence can…

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