Microsoft and G42 partner to accelerate AI innovation in UAE and beyond
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by Judson Althoff
2d ago
Strategic partnership highlights: Expansion of partnership between Microsoft and G42 to deliver advanced AI solutions with Microsoft Azure across various industries and markets. Microsoft will invest $1.5 billion in G42 for a minority stake in G42 and join its board of directors. Companies will support the establishment of a $1 billion fund for developers to boost AI skills in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and broader region. Expanded strategic partnership: Today, we announced a strategic investment in G42, a leading AI company in the UAE, to co-innovate and deliver advanced AI solutions wi ..read more
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Announcing new Microsoft AI Hub in London
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by Mustafa Suleyman, EVP and CEO of Microsoft AI
1w ago
Microsoft recently announced the creation of Microsoft AI, a newly formed organization to help advance our consumer AI products and research, including Copilot. Building on that news, I’m thrilled to share that Microsoft AI is opening a new AI hub in the heart of London. Microsoft AI London will drive pioneering work to advance state-of-the-art language models and their supporting infrastructure, and to create world-class tooling for foundation models, collaborating closely with our AI teams across Microsoft and with our partners, including OpenAI.  The new AI hub will be led by Jordan Ho ..read more
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Advancing science: Microsoft and Quantinuum demonstrate the most reliable logical qubits on record with an error rate 800x better than physical qubits
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by Jason Zander
2w ago
Quantinuum scientists making adjustments to a beam line array used to deliver laser pulses in H-Series quantum computers. Photo courtesy of Quantinuum. Today signifies a major achievement for the entire quantum ecosystem: Microsoft and Quantinuum demonstrated the most reliable logical qubits on record. By applying Microsoft’s breakthrough qubit-virtualization system, with error diagnostics and correction, to Quantinuum’s ion-trap hardware, we ran more than 14,000 individual experiments without a single error. Furthermore, we demonstrated more reliable quantum computation by performing error di ..read more
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Sustainable by design: Advancing the sustainability of AI
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by Melanie Nakagawa
2w ago
During the past year, the pace of AI adoption has accelerated significantly, ushering in groundbreaking advances, discoveries and solutions with the potential to help address humanity’s biggest problems. We see this as a massive platform shift, akin to the printing press, which was not just an invention, but a technology that shaped a new economy. Alongside the incredible promise and benefits of AI, we recognize the resource intensity of these applications and the need to address the environmental impact from every angle. In line with our commitment to responsible AI and our ambitious sustaina ..read more
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From vision to reality: Microsoft’s partners embrace AI to deliver customer value
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by Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and CVP of Global Partner Solutions
1M ago
Artificial intelligence is a defining technology of our time. Over the past year we’ve begun to see how it can unlock profound possibilities for individuals, organizations and society — and it’s clear that we have only scratched the surface.   For Microsoft and our partners across industries, AI offers a generational moment to reimagine the capabilities that software and services can provide. Our goal at Microsoft is to innovate and democratize our breakthroughs in AI — and the opportunity for partners is far greater than the sum of AI technologies themselves.   For this St ..read more
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Microsoft makes the promise of AI in healthcare real through new collaborations with healthcare organizations and partners
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by Robert Dahdah
1M ago
Just over a year ago, the healthcare industry was energized by the debut of generative AI and the promise this new technology held for delivering real-world outcomes that positively impact clinicians, patients, health systems, and the broader health and life sciences ecosystem. Since then, it has been a catalyst for the development of new use cases, opening possibilities for an entirely new era of innovation — and this shows no signs of slowing down. We continue to see AI adoption within healthcare grow, with 79% of healthcare organizations reporting that they’re currently using AI technology ..read more
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Ability Summit 2024: Advancing accessibility with AI technology and innovation
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by Jenny Lay-Flurrie
1M ago
Today we kick off the 14thMicrosoft Ability Summit, an annual event to bring together thought leaders to discuss how we accelerate accessibility to help bridge the Disability Divide. There are three key themes to this year’s summit: Build, Imagine, and Include. “Build” invites us to explore how to build accessibly and inclusively by leaning on the insights of disabled talent. “Imagine” dives into best practices for architecting accessible buildings, events, content and products. And “Include” highlights the issues and opportunities AI presents for creators, developers and engineers. Katy Jo Wr ..read more
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Introducing Microsoft Copilot for Finance – the newest Copilot offering in Microsoft 365 designed to transform modern finance
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by Charles Lamanna
1M ago
Today we’re announcing the public preview of Microsoft Copilot for Finance, the newest Copilot offering designed for business functions that extends Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 and revolutionizes how finance teams approach their daily work. Copilot for Finance joins Copilot for Sales and Copilot for Service, now generally available, to provide AI-powered, role-based workflow automation, recommendations and guided actions in the flow of work. Finance departments are critical partners in strategic decisions impacting the direction of a company. Eighty percent of finance leaders and teams ..read more
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Join us in 2024 — events to get your teams AI-ready
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by Takeshi Numoto
1M ago
2023 was a year of exciting growth and innovation here at Microsoft. This year’s focus is to empower our customers and partners through AI transformation, and we’re excited to share what will be an impactful lineup of events for 2024. Attending any of these events provides you with the opportunity to learn, grow and make defining connections with experts from around the world. Expect to see enhancements in some of this year’s events. Azure AI-powered natural language assistants will provide personalized session recommendations, summarize content and answer your event-related questions. To meet ..read more
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Accelerating telco transformation in the era of AI
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by Jason Zander, EVP, Strategic Missions and Technologies
1M ago
AI is redefining digital transformation for every industry, including telecommunications. Every operator’s AI journey will be distinct. But each AI journey requires cloud-native transformation, which provides the foundation for any organization to harness the full potential of AI, driving innovation, efficiency and business value. This new era of AI will create incredible economic growth and represent a profound shift as a percentage impact on global GDP, which is just over $100 trillion. So, when we look at the potential value driven by this next generation of AI technology, we may see a boos ..read more
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