Microsoft Unveils Accessibility Tech Five-Year Plan

Microsoft has announced their partnership with the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and SeeAbility to support people with disabilities as part of a five-year plan to help bridge the “disability divide.” During their five-year plan, Microsoft says it …

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Tech Mahindra Acquires US-based DigitalOnUS for $120 million

IT developer Tech Mahindra has acquired U.S. based DigitalOnUS, a cloud and development operations service provider, in a deal worth $120 million. Tech Mahindra bought DigitalOnUS (DOU) in an effort to improve cloud infrastructure and make further strides into Site …

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European Union Plans Strict Guidelines and Regulation for Artificial Intelligence, Non-Compliance to Be Fined Heavily

Leaked European Union documents point to heavy restrictions on artificial intelligence (AI) technology according to a draft of their upcoming rules. The draft outlines the banning of “high-risk” AI systems and strict requirements for use approval. Companies that do not …

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Microsoft to Acquire Speech Tech Company Nuance Communications in $16B Deal

Microsoft announced Monday that it will buy Nuance Communications, a speech recognition company, for $56 per share, about 23% above its closing price Friday. The deal is reportedly worth nearly $16 billion. Microsoft is also in talks to buy Discord, …

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Senior Google AI Scientist Resigns after Colleagues were Fired

Google senior researcher Samy Bengio has left their AI department following the firing of two researchers on his team. Bengio resigned Tuesday afternoon following the removal of Timnit Gerbu and Margaret Mitchell, two women that also worked in Google’s AI …

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