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Azure Quantum Elements are powered by Microsoft

Microsoft has collaborated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of the United States Department of Energy to narrow down millions of candidate new battery materials to only a few using its Azure Quantum Elements service. One of these materials is already in the prototype stage, according to Microsoft’s announcement …

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Microsoft-affiliated research finds GTP-4 flaws

Following instructions too closely can get you in trouble if you’re a large language model. A new Microsoft-affiliated scientific paper examined the “trustworthiness” and toxicity of large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s GPT-4 and GPT-3.5. The co-authors suggest that GPT-4 may be more susceptible to “jailbreaking” prompts that bypass the …

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Microsoft-Activision: UK may approve restructured deal

Microsoft’s restructured acquisition of Activision is being considered by the UK’s competition watchdog. In an update on its ongoing assessment today, it said the deal “makes important changes that substantially address the concerns it set out in relation to the original transaction earlier this year”. The Competition and Markets Authority …

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UK CMA blocks Microsoft-Activision but opens new investigation of restructured deal

UK antitrust regulator confirms April decision to block $68.7BN Microsoft-Activision gaming mega-merger, rejecting Microsoft’s arguments that it should overturn its original prohibition due to developments. Microsoft’s restructured proposal was recently reviewed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which announced a new investigation today. The tech giant would not acquire …

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Microsoft lets cybersecurity generative AI run amok

Microsoft unveiled Security Copilot today as part of its ongoing effort to incorporate generative AI into all of its products. This new tool promises to “summarize” and “make sense” threat intelligence. Microsoft promoted Security Copilot in a vague statement as a mechanism to correlate attack data while prioritizing security problems. …

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