Microsoft's Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting

08 May, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • Microsoft's Nadella says privacy is a human right that needs protecting

In an interview with CNBC published on Monday, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella argued that it will be trust in Microsoft's cloud platform that will set it apart from AWS and Google Cloud, not just better technology.

Microsoft is about to kick off Build, its annual developer conference.

Visual Studio IntelliCode is a new capability that enhances everyday software development with the power of AI. Both Microsoft and Apple (aapl) stand to benefit and win public trust if they can portray their companies as bastions of user privacy compared to companies like Facebook (fb) and Google (goog).

The highlight here is support for Cognitive Services for edge deployments.

Team-ups aside, Microsoft is also bringing Project Kinect back, but this time for Azure.

Nadella is pitching the technique as a way for companies to "learn, train on encrypted data". Microsoft expects that there will be 20 billion connected IoT devices by 2020, and the company wants to help to get them online to share information in their greater Intelligent Cloud.

Klopp warns Salah against getting a reputation for diving
The result is a thin squad of over-worked players and the strain was evident in, if not the result of the defeat to Chelsea . Or he waited for the contact, I am not sure, so that is not what I want to see, that is not what he wants to do.

The business technology giant signed a partnership with Chinese drone-giant DJI and mobile computing giant Qualcomm.

Meanwhile, as blockchain continues to surge, Microsoft announced the Azure Blockchain Workbench as a new tool for bringing together blockchain networks (that are supported by Azure) with cloud services (such as Azure Active Directory and Key Vault), for developers working on blockchain applications. This initiative seems similar to Amazon's (amzn) DeepLens camera technology.

He also warned the industry to take an ethical approach to developing artificial intelligence, saying "we should be asking not only what computers can do, but what computers should do".

DJI's new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming. The project is still in development with a limited beta up right now.

The Project Kinect for Azure will combine the depth sensor with Azure AI services to help developers make more precise devices that use less power. And the AI platform can be used across a number of devices including IoT edge devices, HoloLens, desktop PCs, workstations, servers and data centers.

Alas, it's a sensor kit for developers to build into their own products, not a new direct-to-consumer device.

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