During this weekend's NFL playoffs on NBC, Microsoft debuted "Football, Teamwork and Technology," an ad featuring the Eagles, the California School for the Deaf's football team. "We're a brotherhood, we're a team," a player signs. Football is among the American sports that strikes an immediate emotional chord. In this case, it's also compelling to see how teamwork and communication—so critical to sports philosophy—play out among the Eagles. It's not something we get to see often.
In 2015, there was a marked increase in the popularity of brand videos on YouTube. In 2016, brands took social video storytelling to another level, not only on YouTube, but […]
It's been a divisive year. In the interest of making unity a thing again, Microsoft just released "The Art of Harmony," an uplifting piece of work that features real people, from a diversity of cultures and roles, joining forces to create a piece of public art.
Microsoft, as expected at its Office event today, pulled back the curtain on its Slack competitor, which is called Microsoft Teams. Since launching in 2009, Slack has become a popular, real-time chat system for companies and organizations that want employees to communicate in a more seamless fashion than email.
Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers.
Even though people are pretty accustomed by now to talking into their smartphones, smart watches and other devices like Amazon Echos, voice search is still somewhat of a novelty. However, the role it plays in the overall ecosystem of search does seem to be growing.
The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was unveiled today by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Indeed, that's quite a name and quite a list of companies. Their chief mission is to promote public understanding of AI while developing standards and best practices for researchers to abide by.
Natural systems have a closed loop. Think about a tree: Its roots gather water and nutrients, enabling the tree to grow limbs and leaves that capture sunlight and provide shelter and food for insects and animals. The leaves fall and return nitrogen to the soil, providing nutrients back to the tree's roots.