Microsoft took the wraps off its first new version of Windows in six years, and it’s clear from some of the announcements at its virtual launch event that the software giant still has big plans for the operating system, even though it has taken a back seat to the Azure cloud business in recent years. The biggest surprise was that Microsoft will enable Android mobile apps to run in Windows...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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