Build 2019

Microsoft’s Conversation Transcription demo wows as new hardware revealed

Microsoft’s Conversation Transcription demo wows as new hardware revealed

Microsoft has figured out real-time conversation transcription, revealing a new Azure-integrated conical reference design speaker along with a way to turn every phone and laptop in a meeting into an ad-hoc voice recognition array. The Build 2019 demo highlighted how a combination of edge devices and cloud processing could better work in harmony, as well as potential improve future smart speakers that could understand multiple commands and do away with the wake-word.

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Fitter, happier, more productive: 3 ways Microsoft is fighting digital overload

Fitter, happier, more productive: 3 ways Microsoft is fighting digital overload

Less stress, more focus. Sitting in front of a computer - or pulling out your smartphone to check a notification - is rarely a route to low blood pressure, but Microsoft is previewing three ways artificial intelligence and software improvements could address digital health and boost efficiency at Build 2019 today.

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Microsoft reveals AI tech for virtual agents worth talking to

Microsoft reveals AI tech for virtual agents worth talking to

Chatting with Cortana and other virtual agents looks set to get a lot more useful, with Microsoft announcing a new breed of intelligent agent at Build 2019. The software behemoth showed off its latest conversational interface at the annual developer event, debuting a completely fresh way of training - and interacting with - assistant technologies.

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Microsoft just declared war on G Suite – with AIs the foot soldiers

Microsoft just declared war on G Suite – with AIs the foot soldiers

Online multi-user tools like Google Docs may have changed the way we collaborate, but Microsoft's new Fluid Framework aims to tear up the common interpretation of a shared document. Announced at Build 2019 today, the new framework is web-based, and pulls apart traditional documents so as to recombine them in more modular ways.

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Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft promised big things when it announced Edge would be moving to the Chromium engine, and at Build 2019 it's delivering on that. The company's annual developer event has seen new privacy and usability tools added to Edge, including the ability to bring legacy web-apps into an Edge tab.

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