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Award recognizes research on DNA data storage

University of Washington computer science professor Luis Ceze and Microsoft principal research manager Karin Strauss have won a prestigious award from the Association of Computing Machinery for their work on DNA-based data storage systems. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Adaptive joins Microsoft to track virus-fighting cells

Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft have launched an open-access database called ImmuneCODE to catalog the many ways in which our immune systems fight off a coronavirus infection. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Microsoft creates Plasma Bot to fight COVID-19

Microsoft is teaming up with the world’s leading plasma companies to streamline the process of developing an antibody-based therapy for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. The Seattle-area software giant’s contribution takes the form of an app called the CoVIg-19 … Continue reading

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Tech CEOs advise White House on virus impact

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and President Donald Trump aren’t exactly the best of friends, but that didn’t stop the White House from including the world’s richest individual on a list of industry leaders working with Trump to bring about a … Continue reading

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Microsoft gives a boost to COVID-19 data analysis

Microsoft says it’s immediately putting $20 million from its AI for Health program toward analytical tools that can help researchers and public health officials get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. John Kahan, Microsoft’s chief data analytics officer, said AI for Health … Continue reading

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How Microsoft’s bots are fighting the outbreak

To cope with the global coronavirus outbreak, Microsoft is bringing out the bots — and that’s just the beginning. Software developers are also working on software tools to trace the people who came into contact with COVID-19 patients before they … Continue reading

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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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Microsoft and Ford use quantum traffic strategy

Traffic congestion in Seattle can get so bad that it seems as if you need a next-generation quantum computer to make sense of it — and that’s exactly what Microsoft and Ford are aiming to do. The quantum frontier hasn’t … Continue reading

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Startup bets the farm on Microsoft ag tech platform

Microsoft’s cloud-based platform for data-driven farming, Azure FarmBeats, had its official coming-out party this week at the company’s annual Ignite conference for developers, but Steve Mantle has already been using FarmBeats’ tools to grow his business — and help farmers grow their crops. Mantle, the … Continue reading

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