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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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Microsoft CEO touts quantum computing platform

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today took the wraps off Azure Quantum, a full-stack, cloud-based approach to quantum computing that he said would play well with traditional computational architectures. “With all the capacity we have around computing, we still have many unsolved … Continue reading

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is back … for real!

RENTON, Wash. — Thanks to Microsoft’s hyper-realistic new version of Flight Simulator, I now know what it’s like to fly a Cessna 72SP Skyhawk airplane over my neighborhood … then crash it into the next street over. And in connection … Continue reading

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Facebook, Microsoft set deepfake detection contest

Facebook says it’s working with Microsoft, the Partnership for AI and an international team of academics to create the Deepfake Detection Challenge, a competition to develop better tools for flagging faked videos. “We are also funding research collaborations and prizes for … Continue reading

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How Microsoft helped make the first AI whisky

Computer scientists have tried using artificial intelligence to write poetry and compose music, with mixed results. But have they tried using it to make whisky? We now know that they have, although drinkers in the U.S. will have to wait to judge how … Continue reading

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