Microsoft has set up an internal AI University to try and get around the skills shortage

Microsoft has set up its own internal “university” to train Microsoft staff in the field of artificial intelligence. The company is also looking to hire people at machine learning conferences likes NIPS. Chris Bishop, head of the Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge, said he’s keen to avoid “hoovering” up AI professors from universities. Microsoft has […]

Why Amazon and Google just can’t get along

For Amazon, this was a week of war and peace. On Tuesday, Google said it would cut off Amazon’s Fire TV streaming devices from YouTube, starting on January 1. Google also immediately began blocking YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show smart screen device, marking the second time it has done so. The search giant said it was responding to unfair treatment […]

Internet records 900% growth over a decade

• Society highlights promotion of facility in Nigeria, others The last 17 years have been very eventful for the Internet economy, growing nearly 900 per cent from 400 million in 2000 to 3.5 billion users as at today. As such, the Internet has had an unprecedented impact on the economy and societies around the globe. […]