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Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets
Apology

Microsoft Apologizes for Chatbot's Racist, Sexist Tweets

The company says that the program's tweets 'do not represent who we are or what we stand for, nor how we designed Tay.'
Microsoft Potentially Backing Bids From Yahoo's Would-Be Buyers
Microsoft

Microsoft Potentially Backing Bids From Yahoo's Would-Be Buyers

Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February.
Trolls Turned Microsoft's Chatbot into a Sex-Crazed Racist -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Trolls Turned Microsoft's Chatbot into a Sex-Crazed Racist -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Book a six-seat helicopter to Coachella through Uber for $4,170.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users
Performance Ignited

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users

Once again, the Internet chose to display the worst of humanity.
Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Unveils Sarcastic Millennial Chat Bot Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Tay was designed to mimic the linguistic mannerisms of 18- to 24-year-olds on social-media platforms.
Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party
Microsoft

Microsoft Apologizes for Scantily-Clad Dancers at GDC Party

Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said Xbox and Microsoft were represented 'in a way that was absolutely not consistent or aligned to our values.'
Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services
Cloud Technology

Apple Signs Up for Google's Cloud Services

The iPhone maker also uses cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft.
Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Should Uber and Lyft Get in the Carpool Lane Together? -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Airbnb unveiled a way for neighbors to complain if hosts' guests get too rowdy.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All
Bitcoin

Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All

There is currently a lot of debate within the community about Bitcoin's long-term technical viability, as the system is designed now.
Microsoft 'Boots' Startup From Upcoming Conference -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft 'Boots' Startup From Upcoming Conference -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Okra had been a sponsor of the annual Ignite tech conference for years.
Lindsay Friedman
Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn
Minecraft

Microsoft Using Minecraft to Teach its AI to Learn

'The things that seem really easy for us are actually the things that are really difficult for an artificial intelligence,' researcher says.
This Is What Bill Gates Says Makes Him Feel Powerless
Bill Gates

This Is What Bill Gates Says Makes Him Feel Powerless

Here are the four juiciest tidbits from the billionaire tech mogul's latest AMA, where he also revealed what habit keeps him up at night.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People
Microsoft

Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People

The tech giant is working on a biometric login feature for Windows 10.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Is Testing a Cool Idea That Could One Day Let You Go to the DMV Over Skype
Skype

Microsoft Is Testing a Cool Idea That Could One Day Let You Go to the DMV Over Skype

It's a possible solution to the limitations of dealing with government agencies over the phone or email.
Matt Weinberger