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Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz sees AI-human synergy

Artificial intelligence is often portrayed as a rising competitor for human intelligence, in settings ranging from human-vs.-machine card games to the “Terminator” movie series. But according to Eric Horvitz, the director of Microsoft Research Labs, the hottest trends in AI have more to do … Continue reading

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UW, Microsoft join $25M DNA data storage project

The University of Washington and Microsoft will take part in a federally funded effort to develop data storage techniques using synthetic DNA. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Automated DNA data storage demonstrated

DNA data storage holds the promise of putting huge amounts of information into a test tube — but who wants to carry test tubes around a data center all day? Researchers from Microsoft ahd the University of Washington are working … Continue reading

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What will quantum computing do for us?

Quantum computer scientist Krysta Svore has a dream. In her dream, she arrives at the week’s Northwest Quantum Nexus Summit at the University of Washington in a self-driving car that uses quantum computation to sharpen the precision of its GPS readings and … Continue reading

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Northwest pioneers team up on quantum frontier

Experts in the weird and woolly field of quantum computing tend to concentrate on one slice of the challenge, whether it’s developing hardware, algorithms or applications — but in the region that’s home to Microsoft and Amazon, the University of … Continue reading

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AI2 and Microsoft join forces on academic search

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI2, is partnering with Microsoft Research to widen the sphere of scientific search tools by connecting AI2’s Semantic Scholar academic search engine with the Microsoft Academic Graph. Semantic Scholar is a free online tool makes use of … Continue reading

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Microsoft is turning down some sales over AI ethics

Concerns over the potential abuse of artificial intelligence technology have led Microsoft to cut off significant sales, says Eric Horvitz, technical fellow and director at Microsoft Research Labs. Horvitz laid out Microsoft’s commitment to AI ethics today during the Carnegie Mellon University – … Continue reading

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Scientists double down on DNA data storage

Twist Bioscience says it’s extending its collaboration with Microsoft and the University of Washington on a project aimed at perfecting a process for encoding digital data in DNA molecules. In a news release issued today, San Francisco-based Twist said Microsoft will … Continue reading

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How a robo-trap zeroes in on Zika mosquitoes

BOSTON – Microsoft’s robotic mosquito trap is so smart it can tell one insect species from another – and that’s good news for scientists fighting the Zika virus, dengue fever and other mosquito-borne maladies. It can also tell if you’re buzzing … Continue reading

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Microsoft bets big on quantum computers

Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a Nobel Prize this year. The project will be headed by longtime Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl, who … Continue reading

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