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Microsoft and Quantinuum have announced the arrival of a new era in quantum computing

Microsoft and Quantinuum have made a significant advancement in quantum error correction. With the utilization of Quantinuum’s ion-trap hardware and Microsoft’s latest qubit-virtualization system, the team achieved an impressive feat of conducting over 14,000 experiments flawlessly. With the implementation of this innovative system, the team was able to effortlessly examine …

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Microsoft CEO Nadella discusses the current state of the AI LLM race, expressing anticipation for the arrival of competition

Microsoft’s strategic foresight and bold investments in AI have propelled the software giant to claim the title of the world’s most valuable company. However, Satya Nadella, the usually composed chief executive of the company, couldn’t help but take a subtle dig at the rest of the industry. “We have an …

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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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