Microsoft Conference Digs Deep Into AI; Malawi First to Use OpenTrial

Posted May 10th, 2017 at 12:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE - A Microsoft logo is seen next to a cloud in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters)

FILE – A Microsoft logo is seen next to a cloud in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters)

Microsoft Fully Dives Into Artificial Intelligence

CEO Satya Nadela kicked off Microsoft’s Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Washington,  Wednesday, with a call for technological empowerment. The Azure cloud platform and artificial intelligence are part of the company’s push to create smarter interactions between technology and users across multiple devices. The three-day conference will feature presentations about Windows 10 S operating system, bots, object recognition, and virtual and mixed reality, among other things.

Malawi to Use OpenTrial App for Citizens to Access Justice System

Malawi is about to become the first country to use a smartphone and tablet app to give citizens access to their justice system. The app, OpenTrial, informs users of their basic rights, lets them find out if someone they know is being detained and report incidents they witness. The NGO OpenTrial, which launched the app, hopes it will help keep the legal system open and subject to public scrutiny.

Nvidia CEO: ‘AI Is Going to Infuse All of Software’

The CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, said artificial intelligence (AI) will infuse all software as it drives automation, with huge implications. The U.S. company, which manufactures graphics processors, has already announced it plans to train 100,000 developers this year on deep learning technology to prepare them for work in an AI-driven firm.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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