Microsoft spells out its plans for Semantic Machines

Microsoft spells out its plans for Semantic Machines

Microsoft announced Sunday it acquired conversational AI startup Semantic Machines, a company whose staff includes former Siri chief scientist Larry Gillick and researchers such as Percy Liang, who helped create Google Assistant. Few details were provided in a blog post to announce the acquisition, but today Microsoft AI and Research Group chief technology officer David…

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Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down

Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down

Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that’s similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were revealed earlier this year. Labelled Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), the latest vulnerability is a similar exploit to Spectre and exploits speculative execution that modern CPUs use. Browsers like Safari, Edge, and Chrome were…

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