Microsoft inches closer to releasing its AI-powered Scheduler bot

“We’ve been working to create a digital assistant that can help you schedule meetings so there are no more back and forth emails. Learn how you can delegate the creation of your meetings to Scheduler. Scheduler uses natural language processing to understand your needs and negotiate an appropriate time with your invitees, find you a room, and add an online meeting.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/microsoft-inches-closer-to-releasing-its-ai-powered-scheduler-bot/

Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft’s AI division

Bill Stasior

http://linkedin.com/in/billstasior

“Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Information.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/8/19/20812981/apple-siri-bill-stasior-leaving-company-microsoft-joining-ai-cortana

Microsoft invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence lab co-founded by Elon Musk

“The companies said Monday that they will build a hardware and software platform of “unprecedented scale” within Microsoft’s cloud service provider Azure that will train and run increasingly advanced AI models. Microsoft will also become OpenAI’s preferred partner for selling its technologies and the two will jointly develop Azure’s supercomputing technology. ”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1794348001

Bill Gates: Biggest impact of AI may be decades away, but society needs to prepare now

  • “Last week, Amazon announced plans to spend $700 million over the next five years to “upskill” about 100,000 employees.
  • Still, Gates seemed skeptical of the initiative. ‘When Amazon said they were going to retrain 100,000 people, what did that mean? I wasn’t sure, but that was nice of them to say that,’ he said.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.geekwire.com/2019/bill-gates-biggest-impact-ai-may-decades-away-society-needs-prepare-now/amp/