Midnight In The Desert — Microsoft

Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper

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Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper

COMPUTER VISION IS now a part of everyday life. Facebook recognizes faces in the photos you post to the popular social network. The Google Photos app can find images buried in your collection, identifying everything from dogs to birthday parties to gravestones. Twitter can pinpoint pornographic images without help from human curators. All of this “seeing” stems from a remarkably effective breed of artificial intelligence called deep learning. But as far as this much-hyped technology has come in recent years, a new experiment from Microsoft Research shows it’s only getting started. Deep learning can go so much deeper. This revolution...

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Microsoft wants Art to Upgrade to Windows 10 NOW!

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Microsoft wants Art to Upgrade to Windows 10 NOW!

Here's the screen pop-up that appeared on Art's Skype computer moments before air time tonight on Wednesday.... "Boy" he says, "they sure want me to upgrade. At some point it will just do it anyway!"

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Only one year left to buy a new Windows 7 or 8 Laptop

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Only one year left to buy a new Windows 7 or 8 Laptop

If you want to avoid Windows 10 on your next new PC, you’ve got a deadline. This time next year PC manufacturers won’t be offering computers with Windows 7 or 8, because Microsoft won’t allow them to. The Windows lifecycle fact sheet outlines when OEMs can sell devices with older versions of Microsoft’s operating system, and by October 31, 2016 all new devices sold need to be running Windows 10. “When Microsoft launches a new version of Windows, we will continue to allow OEMs to sell PCs preinstalled with the previous version for up to two years after the launch...

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