Apple and Google—two bitter tech rivals—don’t often band together on technology projects, but on Friday they said they are doing just that to help combat the spread of Covid-19. The two companies announced they are developing tools that will allow governments and health agencies to use proximity sensors from phones to more effectively conduct “contact tracing,” which can help limit the spread...
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How Microsoft is Trying to Lessen Its Addiction to OpenAI as AI Costs Soar
Microsoft’s push to put artificial intelligence into its software has hinged almost entirely on OpenAI, the startup Microsoft funded in exchange for the right to use its cutting-edge technology. But as the costs of running advanced AI models rise, Microsoft researchers and product teams are working on a plan B. In recent weeks, Peter Lee, who oversees Microsoft’s 1,500 researchers,...
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